Noel King, Ailsa Chang step up to full-time hosting duties on NPR newsmags

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Noel King and Ailsa Chang will become full-time hosts Aug. 1 of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, respectively.

Chang (Photos: Mike Morgan/NPR)

King and Chang have been part-time hosts since joining the shows in February 2018, dividing their time between the newsmagazines and NPR’s Planet Money. With the change, each newsmagazine will have four full-time hosts.

Chang will relocate to host ATC from NPR West in Culver City, Calif., by the end of the year.

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“I can’t wait to see the level of journalism we can achieve with four full-time hosts on this show,” Chang said in a press release Tuesday. “Let’s experiment, let’s travel, let’s dig into stories in a way we haven’t been able to before. AND, NPR West — I am so thrilled to make you my new home! After 12 years on the East Coast, this California woman is beyond ready to come back.”

“The 2020 election and the run-up to it are such crucial moments in this country’s history,” King said in the release. “I can’t think of a more exciting time to be coming on board.”

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