NPR has named Leila Fadel as the newest host for one of its defining programs, “Morning Edition.”
Fadel, who will become the show’s fourth host, comes from within NPR where she was most recently a national correspondent based in Los Angeles covering race and identity.
“The beautiful thing about hosting is you get to dive into all of these incredibly different subject matters that maybe you didn’t even know you were interested in and hear something and learn something new every single day. And I’m so excited about that,” said Fadel, who has guest hosted the show several times.
Fadel, who replaces Noel King, will join co-hosts Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martinez in presenting one of the nation’s most popular radio news shows as well as the daily morning podcast Up First.
“Leila’s reporting acumen excites me for what Morning Edition can do next,” said Erika Aguilar, executive producer of “Morning Edition” and Up First. “Her focus on human-centered stories will push us as a show to be more on the ground.”