Carolyn Beeler will join The World as co-host.
Beeler, a correspondent for the program, will join Marco Werman, who has been the show’s full-time host since 2013. She begins in the new role Jan. 16.
Beeler “has been a long-time voice on The World, providing smart insights and clarity in her reporting about difficult situations, from Ukraine to climate change,” EP Dan Lothian said in a press release from PRX, which co-produces The World with GBH. “She’ll work closely with Marco to ensure our audience continues to understand the world we live in today.”
Adding a co-host will “enable additional flexibility in how stories are covered, allowing Beeler and Werman to report from different locations around the world,” PRX said in the release.
Beeler started with the program as a reporter in 2015 and oversees the show’s environment coverage.
“The World does international news like nobody else on public radio,” Beeler said in the release. “I’m thrilled to work alongside Marco and our stellar team of producers in this new role.”
Werman called the move “a gift for me and our audience.”
“Carolyn is an exceptional journalist and has contributed significantly to The World since she joined the team in 2015,” he said. “Her work on climate-related stories, including looking for solutions to this existential crisis, is impactful and brings significant value to our listeners.”
The World airs on 376 public radio stations.