February 26, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe Named Host of NPR 'Weekend Edition' and 'Up First'

NPR turned to a familiar and distinctive voice for its listeners - veteran White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe - to become the new host of Weekend Edition Sunday.

In an interview, Rascoe expressed great eagerness to take on the new role beginning in late March, which will also entail hosting weekend installments of NPR's news podcast Up First along with Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon. The pace of the newsmagazine allows listeners to breathe a bit more deeply than its weekday counterparts, often offering longer segments and more cultural coverage.

"This job will allow me to show fully all sides of myself," Rascoe said. "I am someone who loves to ask tough questions and dig into policy and look at politics and world issues - all of that I've been able to do covering the White House. But I also like the arts and books and horror movies and thrillers and shows. And so I like being able to do that mix."

Read more: www.npr.org/2022/02/25/1083056827/ayesha-rascoe-npr-host-weekend-edition-sunday

Link to: Faces of NPR HBCU Edition: Ayesha Rascoe

No comments:

Post a Comment

Add your comments anonymously if you prefer. Remember to share it on your Social Media.

Comments with links to other websites will not be published.



▼ The Latest: Hip Hop + R&B Radio, Media, Sports, and The Culture



More news...

• iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment announced today that the 2023 “iHeartRadio Music Awards” will feature special appearances from Cher, Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, H.E.R., TLC with Previously Announced Performances From Host Lenny Kravitz, ICON Award Recipient P!NK, Kelly Clarkson, Latto, Muni Long, Cody Johnson and more. The Event airs live from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Monday, March 27, on FOX at 8 P.M. ET/PT

• iHeart's Adult R&B formatted 105.3 WDAS-FM is the top rated station in the Philadelphia market with a 6.7 audience share.

The Bloomberg Black Business Beat is now heard New York’s 94.7 The Block (WXBK-FM). The 60-second feature focuses on business and money stories of interest to Black Americans. The segment is hosted by Justin Milliner.

Trending News, Topics, + Reports: Radio, Media, Sports, and Culture



More Trending News, Topics, Reports, and Content via Urban Radio


Radio Interviews, Takes, and Discussions - Media, Music, Culture, Sports


Thanks for reading this post. Add your comments below.

© 2022 UrbanRadioNation.com, All Rights Reserved

. Powered by Blogger.

Favorite Post Archives

Our Latest Post