Susan Stamberg

NPR Host and Special Correspondent

Susan Stamberg, longtime host and special correspondent for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, “a world that totally enwraps you in Jewishness.” While not an observant Jew, Susan nonetheless feels sociologically and ethnically Jewish, and credits Jewish values, among other things, for her interest in learning, opinion, and discussion.

In her interview, Susan recounts her early years in the broadcast industry, from her on-air debut as a weather girl, to becoming the first female anchor of a national news broadcast at a time when a woman’s voice brought suspicion from affiliate station managers, who feared listeners would not take it seriously, and that it was not authoritative. Proving the doubters wrong, Susan has done over 30,000 interviews in the course of her illustrious career, winning many awards along the way.

Susan also talks about the satisfactions of her job, her ongoing sense of curiosity about the world, and the future of radio.

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Topics: Journalism, Radio
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Hello , I am a retired VA  PRIMARY MENTAL HEALTH  PROViDER  for VA in USA.

I was a USARMY NURSE employed in Japan and Okinawa during the Vietnam War..I susequently worked in Boston @ Harvard & Tufts Teaching Hospitals on return to USA.

I heard  you often on NPR and  thought you had great presence and skill in your interviews. We are are close in age I am  only a few months younger. I am working on a tragic event where an elderly friend has been imprisoned in a frauduent guardianship orchestrated by her local hospital. She has been deprived of her liberty, control of her Person and Estate by local legal and illegitimate fraudulent guardianship personnel..

It has been a long time, I don't think you can help. If you think you can my e-mail is "" phone # 509-301-8173.

Thanks, Hope you are well, Catherine

Susan Stamberg. Photo by Anthony Nagelmann; courtesy of National Public Radio.

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