One of NPR’s flagship shows, “All Things Considered,” has a new host as the radio station appointed Juana Summers to the postwhich also includes hosting the daily “Consider This” news podcast.
Summers joins Ailsa Chang, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro in alternating hosting duties for the two shows. Additionally, her first day on the NPR show will be June 27.
“In my work as a political correspondent, I spend a lot of time talking with young people about the country and the world they inherit. It got me thinking about the future of our audience and the opportunities we have to grow,” Summers said.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the All Things Considered team and to play a role in introducing a diverse new generation of listeners to the blend of powerful storytelling, accountability journalism, and culturally relevant conversations you don’t. can find that on NPR.”
Before joining NPR, where she covered Congress, Sommers made career stints at Politico, CNN, The Associated Press and The Kansas City Star.
“Juana emerged as the top candidate after a rigorous national search that included internal and external candidates – propelled by her expertise in authoritative reporting, her versatile journalistic talent and her willingness to explore and interrogate the world’s toughest questions. moment,” Sarah Gilbert, NPR’s vice president for news programming, said.