Beginning on July 1,
will broadcast Here & Now from
1 TO 3 P.M.
to meet growing audience demand for midday news and analysis. A live
production from NPR and WBUR, Boston, in collaboration with public
radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the
fluid world of news as it’s happening, with timely, smart and in-depth
news and conversation.
Here & Now
has a successful track record: it began at WBUR in 1997 and
is carried today by over 180 stations nationwide. Here & Now will
expand from one to two hours on July 1 in collaboration with NPR. The
expanded program will serve as a bridge in midday, between NPR's
signature news magazines, Morning Edition and All Things
Considered. This marks the first time NPR has collaborated with a
member station on a daily news program.
Here & Now has
been hosted by Robin Young for more than a decade. A Peabody
Award-winning journalist, she has reported for NBC, CBS and ABC
television, and was substitute host and correspondent for The Today
Show. Starting July 1, Young will be joined by co-host Jeremy
Hobson, most recently host of Marketplace Morning Report.
Hobson has broad producing, reporting and hosting experience at the
station, program and network level. Additionally, Meghna Chakrabarti,
co-host of WBUR's Radio Boston, has been selected as the
program's primary back-up host.
To ensure that
Here & Now reflects what’s happening in a diverse geographic range
of communities, NPR and WBUR have invited other public radio stations
across the nation to contribute to the show. These contributions may
be presented as feature packages, interviews or straightforward
collaboration when news is unfolding in a specific market.
Since the NPR collaboration with WBUR
was announced, numerous NPR journalists have already been on Here &
Now, including Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep, Senior
Washington Editor Ron Elving, International Correspondent Peter Kenyon
and White House Correspondent Scott Horsley. Digital-first
productions, like NPR Music and Monkey See, NPR’s pop culture blog,
are being developed as regular weekly on-air segments for Here &