Northwest Public Radio and the Numerica Performing Arts Center will host NPR’s Renee Montagne in Wenatchee for an interview-style presentation. Before the presentation, attendees can meet Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) staff members at a listener reception starting at 4:30pm. Montagne will be joined on stage by NWPR hosts Thom Kokenge (All Things Considered) and Gillian Coldsnow (Morning Edition).
Renee Montagne is a special correspondent at NPR. She co-hosted NPR’s Morning Edition from 2004-2016 and is a familiar voice on NPR, having reported and hosted since the mid-1980s. Renee hosted All Things Considered with Robert Siegel for two years in the late 1980s, and previously worked for NPR’s Science, National and Foreign desks.
Having reported and hosted since the mid-1980s, Montagne is a familiar voice on NPR. Montagne co-hosted NPR’s Morning Edition—the most widely heard radio news program in the United States—from 2004–2016, broadcasting from NPR West in Culver City, California, with co-hosts Steve Inskeep and David Greene at NPR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.
Montagne and a team of NPR reporters won a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in 1994 for their coverage of South Africa’s historic presidential and parliamentary elections. Montagne has also been honored by the Overseas Press Club for her coverage of Afghanistan and by the National Association of Black Journalists for a series on Black musicians going to war in the 20th century.
For information about this event and Renee Montagne, call (800) 842-8991. NWPR, which operates out of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU’s Pullman campus, offers news and classical music programs to listeners across Washington state, north-central Idaho and northeastern Oregon.