Eastern Standard: Former Morning Edition Newscaster Jean Cochran

May 6, 2014

Former NPR newscaster Jean Cochran joins  us for a show recorded before an audience of WEKU listeners. Cochran, who retired from employment with NPR after 33 years, is the special guest at May 7th reception for WEKU Day Sponsors at Lexington's Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa.

Jean has been one of America’s most familiar voices to millions of radio listeners for decades as a newscaster on NPR’s Morning Edition.  Her newscasts have aired live on 849 member stations nationwide, heard by nearly 27-million listeners every week.

For most of her 33 years at NPR, Cochran wrote 5-minute round-ups of world and national news and delivered each newscast ‘live’ on the half-hour, seven times each morning starting at 5:30 am Eastern time. That meant arriving at NPR studios in Washington, D.C. by 3 am. (And going to bed each weeknight at 6pm!)

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