In a career that has lasted more than 30 years, Bob Edwards has interviewed nearly 20,000 newsmakers. Born May 15, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky, Edwards spent the early part of his career as a newscaster for Indiana station WHEL/New Albany, followed by a stint in Korea with Armed Forces Radio and Television.
Edwards was working for WTOP/Washington when he joined National Public Radio in 1974. Later that year, Edwards was asked to join Susan Stamberg as co-host of a new NPR news program, All Things Considered. In 1979, NPR launched Morning Edition, a morning companion show in the style of All Things Considered. Edwards was asked to host the show for the first 30 days until a permanent replacement could be found. In fact, Edwards served as the host for nearly 25 years. During his tenure on Morning Edition, Edwards won two Gabriel Awards from the National Catholic Association of Broadcasters, in addition to the Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University Award in 1995 and a Peabody Award in 1999.
Edwards stepped down as host of Morning Edition on April 30, 2004. Later that year, Edwards moved to XM Satellite Radio to launch The Bob Edwards Show.
Bob Edwards was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2004.