Nationally renowned broadcast journalist Susan Stamberg is Special Correspondent for National Public Radio. Susan Stamberg is the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program, and has won every major award in broadcasting. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and the Radio Hall of Fame.
Beginning in 1972, Susan Stamberg spent 14 years as co-host of NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine “All Things Considered”. Then, for three years, she hosted “Weekend Edition” /Sunday. Susan Stamberg now serves as guest host of NPR’s “All Things Considered”, “Morning Edition” and “Weekend Edition”/Saturday, and reports on cultural issues for various NPR programs.
One of the most popular broadcasters in public radio, Susan Stamberg is well-known for her conversational style, intelligence, and knack for finding an interesting story. Her interviewing has been called “fresh,” “friendly, down-to-earth,” and (by novelist E.L. Doctorow) “the closest thing to an enlightened humanist on the radio.” Susan Stamberg‘s thousands of interviews include conversations with Laura Bush, Rosa Parks, Luciano Pavarotti, Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel.
Susan Stamberg is the author of two books, TALK: NPR’s Susan Stamberg Considers All Things, published in 1993. And Every Night at Five published in 1982.
In addition to her Hall of Fame inductions, other recognition includes the Armstrong and Dupont Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Distinguished Broadcaster Award from the American Women in Radio and Television.
A New York City native, Susan Stamberg has a B.A. from Barnard College. Her numerous honorary degrees include a Doctor of Humane Letters from Dartmouth College. Susan Stamberg is a Fellow of Silliman College, Yale University, and has served on the boards of the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award Foundation, Columbia University’s National Arts Journalism Program, and was a Public Director on the Board of the American Institute of Architecture. Susan Stamberg has hosted several series on PBS, moderated three Fred Rogers TV specials for adults, been commentator, guest or co-host on various commercial TV programs, appeared as a narrator in performance with the St. Louis and National Symphony Orchestras. Susan Stamberg‘s voice appeared on Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein’s play “An American Daughter,” and in the film “The Siege.”