“NPR Weekend Edition Sunday” host Audie Cornish will be replacing Michele Norris on “All Things Considered” for the next year, beginning in January, NPR announced today.
Norris is stepping away from the host’s chair through the 2012 election because her husband, Broderick Johnson, joined the staff of President Obama’s re-election campaign.
A note to staff today from acting SVP of News Margaret Low Smith announced the move:
“While it was a tough decision to move Audie (albeit temporarily) from a program she has quickly made her own, her skills and experience make her the ideal person to step in. She is a warm and familiar voice to NPR audiences and an outstanding journalist and storyteller. Audie will be a wonderful compliment to Robert [Siegel] and Melissa [Block]. And, in an Election year, her experience covering Capitol Hill and the 2008 presidential election will be a huge plus.”