National public radio loses one of its stables to its programming as “All Things Considered” host Audie Cornish leaves the medium. In a note to staff, Cornish announced his intention to leave the company after more than a decade.
“Hosting All Things Considered has helped me find my voice, but I have never viewed the Hosting President as a permanent position, and there is still a lot to learn,” Cornish wrote.
“It’s time for me to try my hand at new journalism projects and embark on new adventures. It has been an honor to serve our listeners and a pleasure to work with all of you – journalists, producers, engineers, staff, member stations and friends.
Cornish did not state the reason for his departure. During his tenure at NPR, Cornish won national awards for his reporting while hosting “Weekend Edition” and “All Things Considered”.
“From podcasts to politics, Audie’s skills and presence are distinctive,” said Sarah Gilbert, vice president of news programming for NPR and Nancy Barnes, senior vice president of news and news. writing.
“His report is incisive and human. Whether in the field covering natural disasters, following presidential candidates and historic moments in our democracy, or landing insightful high-level interviews, Audie brought listeners a rich array of topics, voices and backgrounds. perspectives from across the spectrum of American life.
Over the past few years, NPR has seen several notable hosts leave, Cornish being the latest, and for his “All Things Considered” co-host Ari Shapiro, that should sound alarm bells within the company.
“If NPR doesn’t see this as a crisis, I don’t know what it will take” Shapiro tweeted.