We are pleased to announce that veteran broadcaster Robin Young will be the main speaker at the Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 26.
Robin brings more than 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host of WBUR-FM’s Here & Now, a radio show that reaches an estimated 3.1 million weekly listeners on over 365 stations across the country through National Public Radio. She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also reported for NBC, CBS and ABC television, and for several years was substitute host and correspondent for The Today Show.
Here’s a description of the show from WBUR’s website:
“A live production from NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening, with timely, smart and in-depth news and conversation.
“Here & Now has a successful track record: it began at WBUR in 1997 and is carried today by over 365 stations nationwide. Here & Now expanded from one to two hours on July 1, 2013, in collaboration with NPR. The expanded program serves as a bridge in midday, between NPR’s signature news magazines, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. This marks the first time NPR has collaborated with a member station on a daily news program.
“Hundreds of stations nationwide will be carrying the expanded Here & Now, presenting listeners the opportunity to hear more NPR news from around the world and across the country every weekday. The program’s daily lineup will include interviews with NPR hosts, reporters, editors and bloggers as well as news from stations across the nation. With its midday timeslot, Here & Now will often function as public radio’s first source for breaking news coverage with NPR.”