NPR announced Monday that one of the longtime hosts of its “Morning Edition” program will be leaving the show. Renee Montagne will depart the L.A.-based program after the election.
LA Observed reports: “She’s not leaving NPR, but will give up the brutal early morning life — I’m told she starts work about midnight every weekday. Montagne has been hosting on ‘Morning Edition’ for 12 years. In November she is set to become a special correspondent with her ‘focus on more long-form reporting.'”
NPR said in announcing the move: “Renee is an essential part of public radio mornings for millions of people who wake up to her every week. Audiences will be pleased to know that in her new role, her voice and reporting will be part of NPR programs across the day and online. She will remain based at NPR West and bring her considerable skills and experience to bear in covering both domestic and international stories for ‘Morning Edition’ as well as the other news magazines. She will also occasionally guest host ‘Weekend Edition,’ keeping up her ties with morning audiences.”