Bob EdwardsOur Lincoln welcomes guest host and Louisville, Ky., native Bob Edwards, an award-winning American public radio broadcaster.
Now host of XM Satellite Radio’s “The Bob Edwards Show” and “Bob Edwards Weekend,” distributed to public radio stations by Public Radio International, Edwards spent 24 ½ years with National Public Radio as the host of “Morning Edition.” He joined NPR in 1974 and was co-host of “All Things Considered,” the station’s evening news magazine, until 1979 when “Morning Edition” launched. The morning news show attracted more than 13 million listeners weekly.
Edwards began his broadcasting career at a small radio station in New Albany, Ind. His service in the U.S. Army led him to produce TV and radio programs for the armed forces overseas, and upon returning, he became an anchor for WTOP-AM, a CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. He also anchored broadcasts for the Mutual Broadcasting System before joining NPR.
Edwards is a graduate of the University of Louisville and earned his master’s degree from American University in Washington. He received the duPont-Columbia Award for radio journalism, a George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting and the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding contributions to public radio. Edwards was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2004.