Changes for All Things Considered
WASHINGTON (AP) _ NPR is changing its lineup of anchors for the flagship newsmagazine ``All Things Considered,'' adding two new hosts to the evening drive-time show.
London correspondent Ari Shapiro and national correspondent Kelly McEvers will be the new evening hosts, joining longtime anchor Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish. Michel Martin, a veteran of radio, print and TV reporting, will be the new weekend host.
NPR announced the changes to the staff Thursday morning.
McEvers, a veteran foreign correspondent, will be based in Los Angeles, giving the show a presence on both coasts. Shapiro will be based in Washington with Siegel, Cornish and Martin. The new format begins in September.
``All Things Considered'' draws 12 million listeners weekly. Melissa Block, who anchored the show for 12 years, is stepping down in August.