Tuesday, May 01, 2007

NPR's new younger-skewing morning show set to go

Following on the heals of Public Radio International's upcoming answer to NPR's "Morning Edition" comes NPR's previously announced younger-skewing in-house rival.

MSNBC's Alison Stewart will be co-hosting the new show with Luke Burbank, under the working title "The Bryant Park Project," and will likely debut in the fall.

"Alison's new role at NPR is a radio homecoming for her," NPR senior vp Jay Kernis told staffers this morning. "While a student at Brown University, she was music director for WBRU Radio, the nation's largest commercial college radio station, and anchored news for music station WHTZ Radio New York.

Stewart is excited about the new gig. "NPR has been a part of my life, my real life, not work, for years. I am not only thrilled but also really honored to come aboard," she said.

The new endeavor is described as a "24-hour multimedia news service and morning drive show for Adults 25-44."

Stewart starts May 14, and although she is giving up her MSNBC show, will continue to do some work for the network.


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