News About Public Radio

Maybe you want to prioritize getting your daily dose of news, but don't have the time to sit down and read a newspaper or listen to a long-form podcast. NPR's Up First gives you the news you need, fresh every day, researched and reported by the expert journalists of NPR, in under 10 minutes. Today, we are offering a behind-the-scenes look at how Up First is made.

Today, we're happy to announce another step forward in our strategy to deliver the best nationally and locally produced public radio content on smart speakers.

Another look? That's right. NPR's own rambunctious, brain-teasing, live show with WYNC, Ask Me Another, known for its puzzle-packed hour of laughs, is sporting a new look.

The History of NPR's Goodest Boy, Nipper

Sitting behind a glass pane on the second floor of NPR headquarters is a statue of a black and white dog wearing a little blue shirt and a collar. This is Nipper, NPR's unofficial mascot, who has become part of NPR's long history. Current and former employees affectionately refer to themselves as "Nippers" and you can even buy stuffed Nipper dogs from the NPR store. How did Nipper become part of NPR's history, though?

Every day, NPR reports the latest news, broadcasting to millions of listeners across the nation and around the world. From the news you need to start your day each morning, to your favorite deep-dive podcasts, NPR stations air over 50,000 hours of NPR programming in a typical week. How many people does it take to make these programs possible—and how much coffee do they drink to power through the breaking news? Go beyond the airwaves and take an inside peek into the numbers that make up NPR.

All numbers are valid as of 2/28/19

Updates At The NPR National Desk

Mar 14, 2019

In a note to newsroom staff Senior National Editor for NPR News Vickie Walton-James announced this staffing update:


I'm delighted to announce a new addition to, and a new assignment on, our National Security team.

Empowering Words From #NPRWomen

Mar 8, 2019

Womanhood has long informed the voice of NPR. In 1972, NPR's Susan Stamberg became the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program. She remained at the helm of All Things Considered for 14 years, she then hosted Weekend Edition Sunday, and is still on the air frequently reporting on cultural issues. The current roster of Morning Edition and All Things Considered hosts includes: Audie Cornish, Ailsa Chang, Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Mary Louise Kelly, Noel King, Michel Martin and Rachel Martin.

Celebrating Five Years Of 'Invisibilia'

Mar 8, 2019

Today, Invisibilia is back for its fifth (!) season and we're celebrating this milestone with hosts Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel. We put our burning questions about the podcast's evolution to the hostesses with the mostesses, and they answered.

Your Public Radio Guide To SXSW 2019

Mar 6, 2019

NPR fans getting ready to go to Austin this March, we've got you covered! Here's your 2019 guide to experiencing the South By Southwest Conference and Festival the public radio way. We've got a run-down ready of panels, meet-ups and, of course, some great music events from NPR and our Member stations.


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NPR Stories That Spread Love

Feb 14, 2019

Digesting the daily news can be an emotionally laborious task in 2019. With this accelerated news cycle, sometimes it's hard to make sense of things, but there still are some stories that bring people together. These are "driveway moments" that leave you listening in the parked car with misty eyes and warm hearts. For this Valentine's Day, here are some of those heartwarming stories, in no particular order, and some insights on how they came about. Grab some tissues and settle in for feelings in 3...2...1.