Longtime National Public Radio host and contributor Michel Martin has been named weekend host for “All Things Considered,” bringing her unique brand of journalism back to the studio beginning October 3. Martin, who spent the past year traveling across the country hosting a series of live events, will host “All Things Considered” on Saturdays and Sundays, joining weekday hosts Kelly McEvers, Audie Cornish, Ari Shapiro, and Robert Siegel.
“For many people, Saturday isn’t a time to relax and unwind, but a day of work,” said the program’s new Executive Producer Kenya Young. “They’re catching up errands, on the news of the week and moving through everyday life. Our program will reflect that and also lay the foundation for a more introspective Sunday vibe.”
Sunday’s program will feature long-form conversations and storytelling around the faith and beliefs that animate people’s lives, bringing closure to the prior week and setting a new one in motion. Martin’s longtime listeners will recognize segments such as “The Barbershop” roundtable segment and her “Can I Just Tell You?” commentary.
“I am very excited,” added Martin. “All Things Considered on the weekend has a strong tradition and legacy. Of course, we will be building on that. We’ve met a lot of great people over the course of the year; we’ve been hearing new ideas and perspectives in our travels, and will bring those across the country and to our listeners, too.”