Melissa Block to step down from NPR All Things Considered

first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Top Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security system Patients with chronic pain give advice New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img WASHINGTON (AP) — NPR says Melissa Block is stepping down as host of the flagship newsmagazine “All Things Considered” after 12 years anchoring the national broadcast.The public radio network said Monday that Block will become a special correspondent for NPR, producing profiles, long-form stories and series on critical issues of the day. Block will also guest host NPR programs and develop podcasts from her reporting. NPR has not announced who will replace Block. “All Things Considered” is co-hosted by Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish. The newsmagazine draws about 12 million listeners a week. Block’s last broadcast is Aug. 14.Block is a 30-year veteran of NPR. She joined the network in 1985 as an editorial assistant for “All Things Considered.” She later became a senior producer and New York correspondent for NPR.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   4 must play golf courses in Arizona Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywalllast_img

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