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Ted Koppel Returns to Radio

Ted Koppel Returns to Radio

Ted Koppel is returning to his radio roots after many years in television.
Koppel, who recently left ABC News, will join NPR in June 2006 as senior news analyst, contributing to its news programming on radio, podcasts and the Web.
He will provide analysis, commentary and perspective on NPR newsmagazines “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Day to Day,” a new midday newsmagazine. He will also serve as an analyst during breaking news and special events
coverage. His work will also appear on NPR’s online and podcast news products.
Koppel began his broadcasting career at WMCA Radio, New York. In June 1963, he joined ABC Radio News as a correspondent for its daily Flair Reports program, where one of his first assignments was to cover the President Kennedy assassination from Washington. He moved to television in 1966 when reporting on the Vietnam War and recently left ABC News after 42 years with the network.
The Discovery Channel recently said Koppel would host and produce long form programming and serve as managing editor. NPR and the Discovery Channel have agreed the radio network can simulcast the audio of Koppel’s television town hall events for NPR member stations.
Koppel will also contribute columns to “The New York Times.”