Susan Stamberg ’59 Gets Her Star

Susan Stamberg '59
Photo by Paul Archuleta

In March, Susan Stamberg ’59 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her pioneering work in broadcast journalism. Family and friends gathered to honor the renowned host and correspondent who is known as one of NPR’s “founding mothers” (along with Cokie Roberts and Nina Totenberg). “Susan Stamberg is my hero,” actress Annette Bening told the crowd. Stamberg became the first woman to hold an anchor position on a nightly news show, All Things Considered, in 1972. Her career spans five decades and includes interviews with high-profile figures such as Rosa Parks. Accepting the honor, she said, “Public radio — I know it’s an old-fashioned, old-fangled medium, but it’s the medium of my heart.” Read an interview with Stamberg in the “Being the First” series.

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