Prior to his tenure with XM Satellite Radio, Bob Edwards hosted National Public Radio's (NPR) "Morning Edition" for 25 years, attracting more than 13 million listeners weekly. He joined NPR in February 1974 as the network's only newscaster, and then became co-host of NPR's evening news magazine, "All Things Considered," until 1979 when he helped launch "Morning Edition."
Bob Edwards is among the most distinguished journalists in broadcasting and has won the duPont-Columbia Award for radio journalism. In 1999, he and "Morning Edition" received a prestigious Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting. Edwards also received the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting for outstanding contributions to public radio. He serves as national first vice president of AFTRA, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. In November of 2004, Edwards was inducted into the national Radio Hall of Fame.
He is the author of two books: "Fridays with Red," which chronicled his radio friendship with legendary sportscaster Red Barber, and the recently published "Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism."