In addition to his role as senior producer for PRI's "The World," Marco Werman serves as the program's music expert and substitute host. He has been working in journalism since the age of 16, and his experience includes documentary photography, print, radio and television.
Werman discovered radio journalism while working as a freelancer for two years just north of Togo in Burkina Faso for the BBC World Service, where he later worked as a producer. In 1990, he started up a new public radio station in the Adirondacks in New York State, and hosted a daily two hour news and public affairs show there for four years. This was followed by a stint in Rome, Italy, where he was the correspondent for Monitor Radio.
In 1995, Werman was invited to assist in creating the format for PRI's "The World" and in 1997, he began providing the daily punctuation mark for "The World" with the Global Hit segment, in which musicians and musical trends around the globe are linked to the news. He also co-produced and hosted "Nordic Rock," a 20-minute feature on cutting-edge electronic music in Iceland that appeared on the PBS news program "Frontline World."