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Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards

2003

Host, National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Held position since program was launched in November 1979, when asked to temporarily host the program. His national audience has grown to more than 9 million listeners daily, with more than 13 million people listening to him at least once a week. A Louisville native, he graduated from the University of Louisville and earned his master's degree in broadcast journalism from The American University. Numerous awards include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Edward R. Murrow Award, citing his "editorial leadership and on-air performance, Bob has created a standard for the industry." In 1999, he and Morning Edition received the George Foster Peabody Award. The Peabody Committee praised him as "a man who embodies the essence of excellence in radio." Author of Fridays with Red, a memoir of his 12 years of live conversations with legendary sportscaster Red Barber. Working on second book, a brief biography of Edward R. Murrow, and memoir that addresses his concerns about the deterioration of standards and values that afflicts journalism today.