An Evening with NPR Special Correspondent, Renee Montagne

Renee-MontagneAn Evening with NPR Special Correspondent, Renee Montagne

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
WNED-TV studios
6 p.m.
Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

Join WBFO as we welcome NPR Special Correspondent, Renee Montagne to Buffalo!

WBFO'S own Eileen Buckley will chat with Renee about her career, memorable experiences, awards and thoughts about what it feels like to be a woman in the world of broadcast journalism.

Montagne is a familiar voice on NPR, having reported and hosted since the mid-1980s. She hosted All Things Considered with Robert Siegel for two years in the late 1980s, and previously worked for NPR's Science, National and Foreign desks.

From 2004-2016, Montagne co-hosted NPR's Morning Edition—the most widely heard radio news program in the United States.

Since 9/11, Montagne has gone to Afghanistan ten times, traveling throughout the country to speak to Afghans about their lives.

In the spring of 2005, Montagne took Morning Edition to Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul ll.

In 1990, Montagne traveled to South Africa to cover Nelson Mandela's release from prison, and continued to report from South Africa for three years.

In 1994, she and a team of NPR reporters won a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of South Africa's historic presidential and parliamentary elections.

In addition to the duPont-Columbia Award, Montagne has been honored by the Overseas Press Club for her coverage of Afghanistan, and by the National Association of Black Journalists for a series on Black musicians going to war in the 20th century.

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