OLD Media Moves

“Marketplace” and BBC launch new business broadcast

August 15, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

MarketplaceMarketplace and BBC World Service announced Tuesday a new daily global business broadcast, “Marketplace Morning Report” from BBC World Service.

The new broadcast launches Tuesday, Sept. 5 on U.S. public radio stations nationwide. The program will be hosted live from London by the BBC’s Anu Anand, who has more than two decades of experience as a global journalist.

“There are large scale shifts underway in the global economy, and our expanded relationship with the BBC will provide millions of public radio listeners in the U.S. with a fresh global perspective to start their day,” said Deborah Clark, senior vice president and general manager, “Marketplace,” in a statement. “We see this collaboration as an important element in realizing our goal to increase the economic intelligence of all Americans by applying global context and tying it together for U.S. audiences.”

“Marketplace Morning Repor”t from BBC World Service will provide U.S. audiences with the context behind the headlines and fresh insight on content that addresses global economic issues – such as health care, climate change, trade, workplaces, and inequalities – in “Marketplace”’s unique, approachable style.

The “Marketplace Morning Report” from BBC World Service broadcast will be followed by “Marketplace Morning Report” with host David Brancaccio, who presents five, hourly live feeds from New York, with the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation.

“Marketplace Morning Report” has the largest audience of all programs in the Marketplace portfolio, reaching 10.8 million listeners each week.

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