All Things Considered

The family of NPR hosts is expanding across platforms and programs.

Two strong voices will be additions to the weekday newsmagazine host chairs. Ailsa Chang will host All Things Considered along with Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro; and Noel King will join David Greene, Steve Inskeep and Rachel Martin as the fourth host of Morning Edition. Both award-winning journalists will continue to report and co-host for Planet Money in their expanded roles.

On Friday, Jan. 5, Robert Siegel hangs up his 'All Things Considered' microphone after more than 40 years at NPR. Siegel started at the fledgling network as a newscaster in 1976 (NPR had only launched in 1971). He retires as a respected and honored journalist who helped shape public radio news. 

After a national search, NPR announces that Mary Louise Kelly will officially move into the All Things Considered host chair on January 17, following Robert Siegel’s retirement. Mary Louise combines sterling editorial judgment, intellectual depth and rigor, and a broad array of interests with a collaborative spirit. She will be a strong partner to the rest of the ATC team.

Ari Shapiro
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By: Kasia Podbielski

NPR asked Ari Shapiro, one of the hosts of All Things Considered, about his media habits: what – and who – captures his attention.