Monday, October 24, 2011

NPR Host Michele Norris Steps Aside

 NPR Host Michele Norris
National Public Radio's Michele Norris will temporarily leave her current position at week's end. Norris has co-hosted "All Things Considered" for almost ten years, alongside Robert Siegel and Melissa Block. Not only will Norris temporarily step down from her ATC hosting duties, she will refrain from involvement in any NPR political coverage due to her husband's appointment to the Barack Obama 2012 presidential re-election campaign.

Norris sent a email to the staff:
"Given the nature of Broderick's position with the campaign and the impact that it will most certainly have on our family life, I will temporarily step away from my hosting duties until after the 2012 elections."
"This has all happened very quickly, but working closely with NPR management, we've been able to make a plan that serves the show, honors the integrity of our news organization and is best for me professionally and personally. "

Norris did the same thing in 2004 when Johnson worked with John Kerry's campaign, but not in 2008 when he was an "unpaid adviser to Obama camp.
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