Morning Edition

Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with four hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse.Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.


Monday - Friday 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Jessica Meszaros
Jessica Meszaros

Jessica Meszaros is a reporter and host of Morning Edition at WUSF Public Media.

She’s been a voice on public radio stations across Florida since 2012 - in Miami, Fort Myers, and now Tampa.

Jessica’s writing, reporting, and hosting has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters, the national Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the Society of Professional Journalists.

In June 2018, she was named the recipient of RTDNA’s N.S. Bienstock Fellowship for promising minority journalists in radio.

Jessica graduated from Florida International University in Miami, earning a bachelor’s degree in... Read More...

David Greene

David Greene is host of NPR's Morning Edition, with Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

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 spent a month in Libya reporting riveting stories in the most difficult of circumstances as NATO bombs fell on Tripoli. He was honored with the 2011 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University for that coverage of the Arab Spring.

Greene's voice became...

Steve Inskeep

Steve Inskeep is host of Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. He co-hosts the program with Renée Montagne and David Greene.

Traveling from Baghdad to the wreckage of New Orleans, Inskeep has interviewed the survivors of disasters both natural and man-made. He has questioned Presidential candidates, warlords, authors, and musicians. He also interviews people who otherwise would be overlooked: a steelworker, a school board member, the mother of a soldier killed in war.

Inskeep's first full-time assignment for NPR was the 1996 presidential primary in New Hampshire. He went on to cover the Pentagon, the U.S. Senate, and the 2000... Read More...

Rachel Martin

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

Previously, she was the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into the host position in the fall of 2012, Martin started as National Security Correspondent for NPR in May 2010. In that position 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. Martin also reported extensively on the changing demographic of the U.S. military – from the debate over whether to allow women to fight in combat units... Read More...

From Morning Edition

  • Search Continues For Victims After Ferry Capsizes In Tanzania
    <p>The office of President John Pombe Magufuli released a statement saying he is shocked and saddened by the accident, and that he is praying for those who were on the ferry.</p><img src='' />
  • VA Will Try Again To Make Its Health Records Compatible With Pentagon's
    <p>The VA is now set to spend $10 billion over the next 10 years adopting the Pentagon's system for electronic health records, but it's not clear who is in charge of the effort.</p><img src='' />
  • Shelter Volunteer Takes Cat Naps, Cat Takes A Bite Out Of Crime
    <p>The man at a Wisconsin animal shelter takes naps every day on a couch amid the cats. People at the shelter love it. In England, a man's cat went outside and came back with a bag full of drugs.</p><img src='' />
  • Senate Panel Considers Options For Brett Kavanaugh Accuser's Testimony
    <p>A lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford offered conditions for her to against Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley insists he's committed to a "fair forum."</p><img src='' />
  • Fake Poster Leads To McDonald's Asian-American Marketing Campaign
    <p>Two Asian-American men made a fake poster and hung it up at McDonald's. The company plans to feature more Asian-Americans in its marketing, and cut each of the guys a $25,000 check.</p><img src='' />
  • Texas Senate Race Is In The Spotlight With The 1st Of 3 Debates
    <p>Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to end a 24-year Republican streak in the state. He will meet Friday night for the first of three debates against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.</p><img src='' />
  • California Launches New Effort To Fight Election Disinformation
    <p>The state is fighting misinformation about elections by creating an office that will flag suspicious social media posts about voting. But it comes with legal and political questions.</p><img src='' />
  • Christine Blasey Ford Is Open To Testifying About Sexual Assault Allegations
    <p>Rachel Martin talks to Republican strategist Scott Jennings about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted a woman decades ago when they were in high school.</p><img src='' />
  • New Biography More Fully Defines Playwright Lorraine Hansberry
    <p>Historian Imani Perry looks beyond Hansberry's artistic genius to her involvement in several movements — civil rights, LGBTQ rights, anti-colonialism — ahead of the popular curve.</p><img src='' />
  • While Demand For Rice In Japan Is Down, Prices Are Going Up
    <p>The Japanese are eating less rice. But prices are now so high that they are buying imported race, rather than the home-grown version. It's also a story of tariffs, subsidies and incentives.</p><img src='' />