Jun 1, 2011
Newscaster Ann Taylor leaving NPR on June 30 after 21 years
Ann Taylor, the bottom-of-the-hour news voice on NPR's All Things Considered, is leaving after 21 years with the network. In a memo to staff, Managing Editor David Sweeney and Robert Garcia, newscast executive producer, say Taylor has anchored the spots "with great clarity of writing and authority of delivery." The memo says Taylor wants to stop commuting weekly to Washington from New York, and her last day will be June 30. "Ann is one of the most gracious professionals both of us have had the honor of working with," it says. "She’s unflappable on the air and is one of the most hard-working and adaptable broadcasters. Away from the microphone, Ann also has a most wicked and wonderful sense of humor. While Ann will be in New York, she will return to our air on occasion to fill-in. We’re very sorry to lose her, but she can always call NPR home."
Posted by Dru at 10:11 AM