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Morning Edition is the most listened-to and respected news radio program in the country, delivering standard-setting news coverage and commentary to more than 800 radio stations across the country and around the globe on NPR’s international services. Hosted by Steve Inskeep, David Greene, Rachel Martin and Noel King, Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday.

For nearly three decades, NPR’s Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with up-to-the-minute news, background analysis and commentary. With 13.1 million weekly listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio’s largest morning drive-time audience – making it an unparalleled platform for sponsors.

Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 17 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 17 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member stations across the country and independent producers and reporters in the public radio system. Regularly heard on Morning Edition are familiar voices, including news analyst Cokie Roberts, as well as the special series StoryCorps, the largest oral history project in American history.

Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting’s highest honors — including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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Spotlight on the Morning Edition Team

Steve Inskeep is host of NPR’s Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States, along with Rachel Martin and David Greene.

Known for probing questions to everyone from presidents to warlords to musicians, Inskeep has a passion for stories of the less famous—like an American soldier who lost both feet in Afghanistan, or an Ethiopian woman’s extraordinary journey to the United States.

Since joining Morning Edition in 2004, Inskeep has hosted the program from New Orleans, Detroit, Karachi, Cairo, Houston and Tehran; investigated Iraqi police in Baghdad; and received a 2006 Robert F. Kennedy journalism award for “The Price of African Oil,” on conflict in Nigeria.

Noel King is host of Morning Edition and Up First and is also a correspondent for Planet Money.

King’s stories have explored what is owed to victims of police brutality who were coerced into false confessions, how institutions that benefited from slavery are atoning to the descendants of enslaved Americans, and why a giant Chinese conglomerate invested millions of dollars in her small, rural hometown.

While at NPR, she has also served as a fill-in host for Weekend All Things Considered and 1A. Before coming to NPR, she was a senior reporter and fill-in host for Marketplace. She was also part of the team that launched The Takeaway, a live news show from WNYC and PRI. During her tenure as managing producer, the show’s coverage of race in America won an RTDNA UNITY Award.

Rachel Martin is host of Morning Edition, along with Steve Inskeep and David Greene.

Before taking on this role in December 2016, Martin was the host of Weekend Edition Sunday for four years. Martin also served as National Security Correspondent for NPR, where she covered both defense and intelligence issues. She traveled regularly to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Secretary of Defense, reporting on the U.S. wars and the effectiveness of the Pentagon’s counterinsurgency strategy.

In 2006-2007, Martin served as NPR’s religion correspondent. Her piece on Islam in America was awarded “Best Radio Feature” by the Religion News Writers Association in 2007.

NPR radio host David Greene

David Greene is host of NPR’s Morning Edition, with Steve Inskeep and Rachel Martin.

For two years prior to taking on his current role in 2012, Greene was an NPR foreign correspondent based in Moscow covering the region from Ukraine and the Baltics, east to Siberia. During that time he brought listeners stories as wide ranging as Chernobyl 25 years later and Beatles-singing Russian Babushkas.

He was honored with the 2011 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University for that coverage of the Arab Spring.

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