Media Moves

NPR announces new role for Scott Detrow

June 6, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher:

Scott Detrow

NPR has announced that Scott Detrow has been selected as the weekend host of “All Things Considered,” NPR’s flagship evening news magazine, and the new co-host of the daily news podcast “Consider This.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining ‘All Things Considered’ on the weekends. Over the years I’ve worked closely with the production team and the hosts on so many breaking news stories out of Washington — including a memorable time where I had to run to catch a campaign bus on live radio — and have always been impressed by how hard they work and how smart they are. I can’t wait to collaborate with the ATC team every day,” said Detrow. “With a presidential election already underway, there will be a lot of political news to cover. But I’m also really looking forward to branching out into other areas, including the cultural, musical and sports news that listeners look for on the weekends.”

Detrow has served as White House correspondent for NPR since 2020 and co-hosts “The NPR Politics Podcast.” He’s hosted live special coverage for high-profile hearings, primary elections, impeachment trials, and other news events, and has guest-hosted NPR’s news magazines. He joined NPR in 2015, reported on the 2016 presidential election, then worked for two years as a congressional correspondent before shifting his focus back to the campaign trail, covering the Democratic side of the 2020 presidential campaign. Detrow helped launch “The NPR Politics Podcast” and then grow it into a daily news show, and has hosted live episodes in front of packed audiences across the country.

Before NPR, Detrow worked as a statehouse reporter in both Pennsylvania and California, for member stations WITF and KQED. He also covered energy policy for NPR’s StateImpact project, where his reports on Pennsylvania’s hydraulic fracturing boom won a DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton and national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013.

Detrow got his start in public radio at Fordham University’s WFUV. He graduated from Fordham, and also has a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.

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