Morning Edition

Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with four hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse.Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.


Monday - Friday 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Jessica Meszaros
Jessica Meszaros

Jessica Meszaros is a reporter and host of Morning Edition at WUSF Public Media.

She’s been a voice on public radio stations across Florida since 2012 - in Miami, Fort Myers, and now Tampa.

Jessica’s writing, reporting, and hosting has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters, the national Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the Society of Professional Journalists.

In June 2018, she was named the recipient of RTDNA’s N.S. Bienstock Fellowship for promising minority journalists in radio.

Jessica graduated from Florida International University in Miami, earning a bachelor’s degree in... Read More...

David Greene

David Greene is host of NPR's Morning Edition, with Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

For two years prior to taking on his current role in 2012, Greene was an NPR foreign correspondent based in Moscow covering the region from Ukraine and the Baltics, east to Siberia. During that time he brought listeners stories as wide ranging as Chernobyl 25 years later and Beatles-singing Russian Babushkas. He spent a month in Libya reporting riveting stories in the most difficult of circumstances as NATO bombs fell on Tripoli. He was honored with the 2011 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University for that coverage of the Arab Spring.

Greene's voice became...

Steve Inskeep

Steve Inskeep is host of Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. He co-hosts the program with Renée Montagne and David Greene.

Traveling from Baghdad to the wreckage of New Orleans, Inskeep has interviewed the survivors of disasters both natural and man-made. He has questioned Presidential candidates, warlords, authors, and musicians. He also interviews people who otherwise would be overlooked: a steelworker, a school board member, the mother of a soldier killed in war.

Inskeep's first full-time assignment for NPR was the 1996 presidential primary in New Hampshire. He went on to cover the Pentagon, the U.S. Senate, and the 2000... Read More...

Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin is host of NPR's Morning Edition, with David Greene and Steve Inskeep.

Previously, she was the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into the host position in the fall of 2012, Martin started as National Security Correspondent for NPR in May 2010. In that position she covered both defense and intelligence issues. She traveled regularly to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Secretary of Defense, reporting on the U.S. wars and the effectiveness of the Pentagon's counterinsurgency strategy. Martin also reported extensively on the changing demographic of the U.S. military – from the debate over whether to allow women to fight in combat units... Read More...

From Morning Edition

  • Fire Ravages Densely Populated Part Of Dhaka
    <p>David Greene and Jeffrey Gettleman of the <em>New York Times </em>talk about a fire that has killed dozens of people in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and why accidents in there are especially deadly.</p><img src='' />
  • Some Sheriffs In Rural Washington Refuse To Enforce New Gun Law
    <p>By refusing to enforce the gun-control law, it's the latest example of sheriffs who claim they have a special duty to resist "bad" laws in the name of the people who elected them.</p><img src='' />
  • Woman Who Joined ISIS May Not Return To U.S., Trump Says
    <p>David Greene talks to attorney Hassan Shibly about his client, the family of Hoda Muthana, a young Alabama woman who left the U.S. several years ago to join the Islamic State.</p><img src='' />
  • Alexa Hears Minister's Sermon And Orders Toilet Paper For Parishioner
    <p>The minister mentioned that humans don't interact anymore, they just ask Alexa to order toilet paper. A parishioner was listening at home and so was her Amazon speaker, which ordered toilet paper.</p><img src='' />
  • Training Pilot Apparently Wanted To Be Doing Something Else
    <p>The Australian pilot was asked to test a single propeller plane at a single speed for two hours. At some point he used his tracking device to spell out the words, "I'm Bored."</p><img src='' />
  • Pope Convenes Summit To Address Clergy's Sexual Abuse Of Children
    <p>David Greene talks to Rev. Thomas Reese, a Jesuit priest with Religion News Service, about Pope Francis calling all bishops to Rome to address the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.</p><img src='' />
  • Australia Says Rodent On Bramble Cay Is Extinct Because Of Climate Change
    <p>The Australian government has officially recognized the extinction of the Bramble Cay melomys, said to be the first mammalian extinction caused by human-induced climate change.</p><img src='' />
  • Morning News Brief
    <p>Coast Guard officer is arrested for allegedly planning a terrorist attack. A young woman who fled the U.S. to join ISIS wants to return home. Police charge "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett with filing a false report.</p><img src='' />
  • British Lawmakers Ditch Their Parties And Form A New Voting Bloc
    <p>Rachel Martin talks to Brexit researcher Georgina Wright about British lawmakers who have left their parties to create an independent group. Its main objective is to force a second Brexit referendum.</p><img src='' />
  • After Racist Incident, Can Va. Gov. Northam Be A Bipartisan Dealmaker?
    <p>Before admitting to wearing blackface, Gov. Ralph Northam positioned himself as a someone who could reach across the aisle and get things done. He has rejected calls to resign.</p><img src='' />