An American journalist, radio personality and senior host of the Weekend Edition Sunday newsmagazine, Hansen's experience in broadcast journalism includes working as a reporter, producer, and host for local and national programs. Her first participation in NPR programming was in 1976 when she was a production assistant and substitute host for Fresh Air. In 1979, she formally joined NPR as a production assistant for All Things Considered. Hansen joined Weekend Edition Sunday in November 1989.

NPR Host Liane Hanson to Retire

Hansen's greatest concern was that she give stations and listeners enough notice to make her transition a smooth one. For this reason, she proposed sharing this news with listeners a full year in advance. She intends to spend her retirement near the ocean on the eastern shore and continue her relationship with public radio as a freelancer.

Listen or read Liane Hansen's retirement announcement

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