NPR adds Marielle Segarra as ‘Life Kit’ host

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Marielle Segarra will begin this week as the first regular host of the podcast and radio show Life Kit, NPR announced Thursday. 

Segarra (Photo: Marielle Segarra)

Segarra joins NPR from Marketplace, where she was a senior reporter and fill-in host. 

“We know our listeners depend on us for evidence-based service journalism, and Marielle will imbue this effort with warmth, expertise in personal finance, and curiosity about all the things that might make our days easier and brighter,” Beth Donovan, senior director of Life Kit & special projects, said in an NPR press release

Prior to Marketplace, Segarra worked as a reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia and interned at WBUR in Boston.

“What I love about Life Kit is that it’s honest and vulnerable,” Segarra said in the press release. “Each episode feels like a kindness. The hosts are telling you: look, you’re not alone, and we’ve taken the time to figure out how to help you. Basically: we’ve got your back.”

The show, which provides advice to listeners, “attracts one of NPR’s youngest and most diverse audiences,” according to the release. It airs on 201 NPR member stations as a block with Code Switch.

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