Anamaria Sayre has joined Felix Contreras as co-host of a reimagined Alt.Latino, NPR announced this week.
With the new format, the hosts of the weekly radio show and podcast will explore “history and cultural context through music in a conversational way, including feature stories and personal experiences of Latinx artists.” according to an NPR press release.
“Joining Felix as co-host of a show with such an impactful legacy is beyond meaningful for myself and my family,” Sayre said in the release. “Learning more about la cultura through the personal stories of artists who are actively defining it, is an unparalleled experience. I feel lucky to witness the magic.”
Sayre was previously a multimedia producer for NPR Music and has appeared on NPR shows such as Weekend Edition, Pop Culture Happy Hour, All Songs Considered and Code Switch. She began in the new role Wednesday.
“I am so excited about adding Ana to the Alt.Latino team. Doing a weekly show for 12 years can make one lose a bit of vitality. Ana has it by the truckloads,” Contreras said in the release. “Her taste in music has a hint of what her grandmother likes, but she’s also super tuned in to what the cousins are listening to at family fiestas. I can’t wait for the rest of the Alt.Latino familia out there to meet her!”
Alt.Latino, which celebrates Latin music and culture, has been on the air since 2010 and broadcasts on more than 100 NPR member stations.