Robert Siegel

Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

Robert Siegel is senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel is still at it hosting the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reporting on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia.

Among Siegel’s many prestigious awards include recognition for his coverage of peace movements in East and West Germany, the first 100 days of the 104th Congress, the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province of China, homelessness in the U.S., and Alabama’s criminal justice system.

He joined NPR in 1976 as a newscaster and has served as an editor, the first overseas correspondent in London, and director of the News and Information Department where he oversaw NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition, as well as special events and other news programming. During his tenure, NPR launched its popular Saturday and Sunday newsmagazine Weekend Edition.

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