Susan Stamberg

In 1972 Susan Stamberg became America’s first female full-time anchor of a national nightly news broadcast as one of the original co-hosts of NPR’s All Things Considered. Stamberg graduated from Barnard College and served as a producer and program director for WAMU-FM in Washington, DC before joining the fledgling National Public Radio in 1971. After hosting All Things Considered for fourteen years, Stamberg went on to host Weekend Edition and Morning Edition. As of 2014 she serves as special correspondent on cultural issues for NPR. She has been honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award and inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1994 and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1996. Praised for her friendly and down-to-earth interview style, Stamberg has playfully included her mother-in-law’s recipe for cranberry relish in Thanksgiving broadcasts every year since 1971. She has served on the boards of the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award Foundation and the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University. She is also the author of 1982’s Every Night at Five: Susan Stamberg’s All Things Considered Book, and 1993’s Talk: NPR’s Susan Stamberg Considers All Things, as well as co-editor of 1992’s The Wedding Cake in the Middle of the Road.


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

Newark, NJ
United States

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