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NPR’s Robert Siegel to receive WSU’s Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award

By Corrie Wilder, WSU Murrow College

Robert Siegel

PULLMAN, Wash. – Robert Siegel, recently retired senior host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” has been selected to receive Washington State University’s 2018 Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award.

Siegel began his career working WRVR radio in New York from 1971 to 1976. NPR then hired him as a newscaster in Washington, D.C., where he held various news and production jobs, including a stint in London from 1979 to 1983. Since 1987, he has been a host of the evening news broadcast of “All Things Considered.” He retired this month on Jan. 5.

Robert Siegel in the NPR "All Things Considered" studio
Robert Siegel in the NPR “All Things Considered” studio. Photo by Stephen Voss/NPR.

Siegel will give the keynote speech at the 43rd Murrow Symposium, 7 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Compton Union Building Auditorium on the WSU’s Pullman campus.

“Mr. Siegel’s work as a journalist has been truly extraordinary,” said Bruce Pinkleton, interim dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. “We are delighted to honor him with this award for his outstanding work as a journalist and his steadfast commitment to journalistic principles that reflect the bedrock of the Murrow legacy.” .

The Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony and address are open to the public and free, but those planning to attend must register at because of limited seating.

The speech, sponsored by the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, will be held in conjunction with other Murrow Symposium events,  March 26-27 at the Compton Union Building. As part of the symposium, communication experts will discuss their careers and mentor students preparing for careers in journalism, advertising and public relations, science communication, communication technology, media production and related fields.



  • Corrie Wilder, marketing director, WSU Murrow College communications, 425-405-1776,

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