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

  • Remembering Paul Allen of Microsoft
    <p>Paul Allen, co-founder of computer giant Microsoft, has died of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Allen used his fortune to fund his many business and philanthropic interests. He was 65.</p><img src='' />
  • Determining Who Is A Cherokee Is More Than DNA, Hoskin Says
    <p>Steve Inskeep talks to Chuck Hoskin, Cherokee Nation secretary of state, about a DNA test that Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren took that shows she has Native American ancestry.</p><img src='' />
  • U.S. Officials Haven't Yet Confirmed What Happened To Khashoggi
    <p>President Trump dispatched Secretary of State Pompeo to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he's meeting with the king and crown prince about the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.</p><img src='' />
  • Officials At The U.S. Embassy In Canberra Apologize For Email Invitation
    <p>It looked like an invitation to a meeting in Australia but attached was a photo of a cat reclining back, holding a plate of chocolate chip cookies, wearing a blue cookie monster outfit.</p><img src='' />
  • Roughly 100 Cats Have Been Flown Out Of Hurricane-Ravage Florida
    <p>Malik Jackson paid for the Wings of Rescue flight. He's a defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and has a foundation called Malik's Gifts. The cats were flown to Delaware.</p><img src='' />
  • Trump Won't Jeopardize Arms Deal Over Missing Saudi Journalist
    <p>Steve Inskeep talks to Jennifer Spindel, an expert in international arms transfers, about President Trump saying he won't cancel a weapons deal with Saudi Arabia because it would cost American jobs.</p><img src='' />
  • Bob Uecker Hopes To See Brewers In Another World Series
    <p>The Milwaukee Brewers hold a 2-games-to-1 lead over the LA Dodgers heading into Tuesday's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Brewers play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker is ecstatic.</p><img src='' />
  • When Asked About Missing Journalist, Trump Cites Saudi King's Denial
    <p>Secretary of State Pompeo is in Riyadh to address the disappearance of a Saudi journalist. President Trump's response to the disappearance illustrates how he responds to difficult questions.</p><img src='' />
  • Salvation Army Provides Hurricane Relief To People In Panama City
    <p>Those Florida residents lack the basic necessities after Hurricane Michael devastated much of the area. Rachel Martin talks to David Yarmuth, who is there providing relief with the Salvation Army.</p><img src='' />
  • Post Michael: Hard-Hit Florida Residents Consider Whether To Rebuild
    <p>It's now been a week since one of the strongest hurricanes on record devastated parts of the Florida panhandle, as well as parts of Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. How are things going?</p><img src='' />