Neal Conan


Over 36 years with National Public Radio, Neal Conan worked as a correspondent, producer, executive producer, editor, executive and may be best known as the host of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”. He served as Bureau Chief in New York and London, covered the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, two Winter Olympic Games and several wars. He anchored innumerable live events, including party political conventions, confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees, Presidential addresses, and the impeachment of President Clinton and played a key part in NPR’s live coverage of 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Behind the scenes, he served as editor, producer and executive producer of NPR’s flagship program, “All Things Considered” and, in an acting capacity, as Foreign Editor, Managing Editor and News Director. Conan’s work has been honored with, among others,  DuPont-Columbia, Major Armstrong and Peabody awards. On leave in 2000, Conan worked as the play by play announcer of the Aberdeen Arsenal of the independent Atlantic League and wrote a book, “Play by Play: Baseball, Radio and Life in the Last Chance League.”