Host, "Morning Edition," NPR
Renee Montagne is host of “Morning Edition” for NPR. Since beginning as a freelancer in the 1980s, she has worked with virtually every desk at NPR News: national, foreign, science, and arts. In 1987, she was named co-host of “All Things Considered.” She and a team of NPR reporters won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of South Africa’s historic 1994 elections. Since 9/11, Montagne has made ten extended reporting trips to Afghanistan, profiling Presidents Ghani and Karzai and traveling at times at great risk, and has been honored for her coverage by the Overseas Press Club, the Feminist Majority, and the Gracie Awards.