NPR Newscast has announced that it has added Dwane Brown, previously of KPBS Public Television in San Diego, will join the NPR Newscast team in November as the new anchor of its “All Things Considered” program. In addition, starting on Jan. 25, 2016, Brown will host the first regular newscast from NPR West in Culver City, Calif.
“An NPR West Newscast presence during ‘ATC’ will give new life to the broadcasts at a time the West Coast is still up and thriving while the East Coast is beginning to wind down the day,” said Robert Garcia, NPR Newscast executive producer, in a note to staffers. “Having a long-term California resident, like Dwane, who is familiar with the culture, lifestyle, news geography and history of the region is invaluable and will make a great complement to Kelly McEver’s West Coast hosting and reporting presence on ‘ATC.’”
Brown is a 25-year veteran of the news industry, beginning his career with KPBS in San Diego, with additional stops at CBS Radio and TV in New York, and KCBS(AM) and KGO(AM) Radio in San Francisco. He rejoined KPBS in 2005.
Brown will serve as the voice of the bottom-of-the-hour newscasts for “ATC” between 4:30–9:30 p.m. EST/1:30–6:30 p.m. PST.