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Remembering Bob Edwards: The Voice of NPR’s Morning Edition Passes Away at 76

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Bob Edwards, the legendary broadcaster synonymous with NPR’s Morning Edition, has passed away at the age of 76, leaving an indelible mark on the world of radio.

Bob Edwards, longtime host of NPR’s ‘Morning Edition

The Voice of the Morning:

NPR’s Susan Stamberg fondly recalls Edwards as the voice that millions of Americans woke up to for over two decades. Despite his authoritative presence on the airwaves, Edwards was known for his casual demeanor, often seen in jeans and untucked flannel shirts.

A Consummate Newsman:

As a consummate newsman, Edwards had a deep understanding of the news and a commitment to the art of storytelling, honed under the mentorship of renowned journalist Ed Bliss. His iconic baritone and confident delivery made him a trusted voice in the lives of NPR listeners.

Versatility and Wit:

Throughout his career, Edwards showcased his versatility, from hosting All Things Considered to engaging in humorous and insightful interviews with a wide range of guests, including sports broadcasting legend Red Barber.

 

Continued Influence:

Despite parting ways with NPR in 2004, Edwards continued to make his mark on the radio landscape, hosting his own show on Sirius XM Radio and maintaining a presence on public radio stations with Bob Edwards Weekend.

Legacy of Excellence:

While his tenure at NPR may have ended, Bob Edwards’ legacy as a trailblazer in radio journalism lives on, forever setting the tone and standard for generations to come.

Bob Edwards Dies at 76

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