Michel Martin named ‘Morning Edition’ host

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Michel Martin will join Morning Edition as a host, NPR announced Thursday. 


Martin, who is currently the weekend host of All Things Considered and the Consider This podcast, replaces Rachel Martin, who announced her decision to leave the program in February. Michel Martin will end her ATC hosting duties Sunday and begin with Morning Edition March 27, according to a press release

“We are delighted to have Michel join the Morning Edition team, she brings a remarkable record of journalism and a unique connection with the audience,” said Eric Marrapodi, NPR’s VP for news programming. “Michel elevates every on-air conversation she has. She brings a unique combination of empathy, understanding, toughness and journalistic rigor.” 

Martin joins A Martínez, Leila Fadel and Steve Inskeep as co-hosts of the program, which airs on more than 840 stations. 

In an interview with The 19th, Martin said she’s interested in “the stories that we don’t want to talk about, the edges around some of the issues that we all feel uncomfortable to talk about.” She added that one reason she’s “most excited about coming to Morning Edition is to work with Erika Aguilar,” the program’s EP.

Martin joined NPR in 2006 to launch and host Tell Me More, a weekday news-talk show that aired until the network canceled it in 2014. She later hosted “Michel Martin: Going There,” a live events series, and began as ATC’s weekend host in 2015. 

“When I came to NPR back in 2006 to launch Tell Me More, I came because I wanted to try something new,” Martin said in the release. “I wanted to see if I could take the skills I had developed in newspapers and television, covering everything from politics and policy to music and fashion, and use those skills to lift up voices and stories that didn’t always get center stage. NPR has both intimacy and reach. We all appreciate the trust the audience places in us. I’ve always wanted to work on a morning show, and I am so excited to work with Steve, Leila, and A to be a part of the great legacy of this program.”

3 thoughts on “Michel Martin named ‘Morning Edition’ host

  1. Congrats Michel on moving to Morning Edition. It’s great to hear your quick to the point questions asked to guest & contributing reporters on the show in that calm soothing voice of yours. I look forward to hearing your voice added as I was already a fan of the show.

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