Susan Stamberg, Special Correspondent for National Public Radio,
was the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program on
a regular basis. Starting in 1972, Stamberg served as co-host of
NPRs All Things Considered for 14 years. She then hosted
NPRs Weekend EditionSunday from its premiere
in January 1987 through October 1989.
Known for her conversational style, intelligence, and knack for
finding an interesting story, Stamberg has been called the
closest thing to an enlightened humanist on the radio. Her
thousands of interviews include conversations with Nancy Reagan,
Annie Liebowitz, Rosa Parks and James Baldwin.
A native of New York City, Stamberg is one of the pioneers of National
Public Radio, joining them in 1971. Prior to that, she served as
producer, program director and general manager of WAMU/Washington,
Stamberg is author of two books: Every Night at Five: Susan
Stambergs All Things Considered Book and Talk: NPRs
Susan Stamberg Considers All Things. She also co-edited The
Wedding Cake in the Middle of the Road.
Stamberg earned a bachelors degree from Barnard College and
has been awarded numerous honorary degrees, including a Doctor of
Humane Letters from Dartmouth College.
Susan Stamberg was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1996.
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