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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.


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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.

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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

  • Pelosi Likely To Be Next Speaker After Rep. Fudge Drops Challenge
    <p>Sixteen Democrats who are critical of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argue it is time for new leadership, and say they will vote against her for speaker. Pelosi, however, remains confident.</p><img src='' />
  • Arizona Jury Deliberates Border Agent's Manslaughter Case
    <p>Lonnie Swartz fired across the border, killing an unarmed Mexican teenager. Swartz was acquitted of second degree murder. After the jury couldn't agree on manslaughter charges, the case was retried.</p><img src='' />
  • Post Harassment Scandal, New CEO Aims To Change Restaurant Culture
    <p>Shannon White was 32 when she took over from celebrity chef John Besh, who was forced out because of sexual harassment charges. She is working to repair a damaged workplace culture.</p><img src='' />
  • Trump Reaffirms His Support For Saudi Arabia After Killing Of Journalist
    <p>President Trump says he's not going to listen to the CIA, which determined it's likely that Saudi Arabia's crown prince knew of plans to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi.</p><img src='' />
  • Deadspin's Ben Tippet On World Chess Championship
    <p>The championship in London is a nail-biting competition between an American and the defending champion, who's from Norway. Steve Inskeep talks to Ben Tippett, of the sports website Deadspin.</p><img src='' />
  • Florida's Midterm Election Recounts Bring Back Memories Of 2000
    <p>Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of election recounts.</p><img src='' />
  • Holidays Are Tough. Support Group Helps Families Of Murder Victims Grieve
    <p>The Mothers of Murdered Offspring, a support group in Charlotte, N.C., helps families cope with the killing of a relative. It was founded 25 ago during the most violent year in the city's history.</p><img src='' />
  • Tentative Brexit Deal Keeps Border Porous Between Ireland, Northern Ireland
    <p>Rachel Martin talks to Simon Coveney, Ireland's deputy prime minister and minister for foreign affairs, about the deal that would solve the border issue between Ireland and Northern Ireland.</p><img src='' />
  • Acting Attorney General Tied To Company Accused Of Patent Scams
    <p>Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was on the advisory board of a sham company that bilked hundreds of inventors out of nearly $26 million dollars. We examine how the scam worked.</p><img src='' />
  • No Romaine Lettuce Is Safe To Eat, CDC Warns Consumers
    <p>E. coli in romaine lettuce is back. The CDC has issued a warning for people not to consume any romaine lettuce from any source as it investigates another illness outbreak tied to the leafy green.</p><img src='' />