Big changes are coming to All Things Considered.
Starting in September, national correspondent Kelly McEvers and European correspondent Ari Shapiro will join Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel as weekday hosts of “ATC.” This expanded team of superlative journalists will add to the program's strong reporting and great storytelling. NPR’s plans call for the hosts to pursue reporting projects outside the studio and take the show on the road more often. Kelly will remain based at NPR West, establishing a bicoastal presence for weekday All Things Considered for the first time.
Michel Martin will become the new weekend host of All Things Considered, building on her deep reporting and interviewing experience as former host of Tell Me More and across print and TV. Michel's series of live events, "Michel Martin: Going There," will continue with multiple events planned with NPR stations during the next year.
During the past two years, Weekend All Things Considered has shown strong audience growth thanks to host Arun Rath and the WATC team. The WATC staff have developed innovative features like "My Big Break," continued the program's insightful coverage of the week's news, and offered weekend listeners an extraordinary range of voices from the worlds of entertainment and the arts.
Former Tell Me More executive producer Carline Watson will become All Things Considered's executive producer, bringing her strong leadership and journalistic skills to the program.
As previously announced, Melissa Block will transition to an expanded role as special correspondent in mid-August.