Former 'Nightline' anchor Ted Koppel joining NPR

Friday, January 13, 2006

NEW YORK -- Ted Koppel is keeping busy.

The former host of "Nightline" added NPR to his growing list of post-ABC jobs.

Beginning in June, the 65-year-old Koppel will provide commentary about 50 times a year to NPR's programs "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" as well as "Day to Day," its new midday newsmagazine. He also will serve as an analyst during breaking news and special events.

and contribute to the NPR Web site and the network's podcasts.

For the Times, he will write a periodic opinion column beginning Jan. 29.

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