Morning Edition is an American radio news program produced and distributed by NPR. It airs weekday mornings (Monday through Friday) and runs for two hours, and many stations repeat one or both hours. The show feeds live from 5:00 to 9:00 AM ET, with feeds and updates as required until noon. The show premiered on November 5, 1979; its weekend counterpart is Weekend Edition. Morning Edition and All Things Considered are among the highest rated public radio shows.
|Genre||News: analysis, commentary, interviews, special features|
|Running time||Approximately 240 minutes|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Home station||National Public Radio|
|Hosted by||Steve Inskeep|
|Created by||Bob Edwards|
|Original release||November 5, 1979 – present|
|Opening theme||Theme by B. J. Leiderman (1979–2019); composition by NPR/Man Made Music staff (2019–present)|
|Podcast||Podcast / RSS feed|
The show was hosted by Bob Edwards from its inception until it was retooled for a two-anchor format in 2004 with the introduction of Steve Inskeep and Renée Montagne. Montagne left the show in 2016, and was replaced by Rachel Martin. Four regular anchors currently host the show on a rotating basis, including Inskeep and Martin. A Martínez, who hosts from NPR West, joined on July 19, 2021, replacing David Greene who had joined the show in 2012 and hosted his final episode on December 29, 2020. Leila Fadel was announced in late December 2021 as a fourth co-host for the program, to replace Noel King, and formally joined the anchor team in Washington on January 31, 2022.