/ Modified aug 12, 2010 11:10 a.m.

NPR Host to Retire

Liane Hansen announced that she would be retiring from Weekend Edition Sunday the end of May 2011, a time that coincides with the end of her contract with NPR.

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_liane_hanson617x347 NPR Host Liane Hanson to Retire (PHOTO: NPR)

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

Weekend Edition Sunday is heard Sundays from 6 - 10 a.m. on KUAZ 89.1 FM /1550AM.

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