Concannon hired by NPR’s “Planet Money”
Kate Concannon has been hired by National Public Radio’s “Planet Money” and “The Indicator” business and economics shows as senior supervising editor.
She is currently managing editor of the Mountain West News Bureau, a new regional journalism collaboration funded by member stations in the Mountain West and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Concannon worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. before landing a full-time job at member station KPBS in San Diego. In 1995, she started the station’s first daily news magazine show called “These Days.” It continues on the station today, as “Midday Edition.”
A few years later NPR launched a new bureau chief system to work with growing member station newsrooms around the country. Concannon was hired along with fellow editor Alisa Barba and the two worked together for more than a decade as co-leaders of NPR’s Western Bureau.
For several years after leaving NPR, Concannon and Barba worked together as freelance editors for member stations, and Concannon filled in as managing editor of the Northwest News Network.