Ann Taylor Resigns from NPR

After 21 years as a newscaster at NPR, Ann Taylor is resigning. Her reason? The weekly commute. The Big Apple wins. She wants to stay put in Manhattan. She’s described as “gracious” and “unflappable” with a “wicked sense of humor.”

See the heartfelt internal memo…

For the past 21 years, Ann Taylor has been one of the signature voices of this network. She has anchored the bottom-of-the-hour Newscasts during ATC with great clarity of writing and authority of delivery. It’s with deep sadness that we tell you Ann has decided to leave NPR. She has decided to stop commuting weekly to and from New York and remain in the Big Apple. Her last day will be Thursday 30 June. Ann is one of the most gracious professionals both of us have had the honor of working with. She’s unflappable on the air and is one of the most hard-working and adaptable broadcasters. Away from the microphone, Ann also has a most wicked and wonderful sense of humor. While Ann will be in New York, she will return to our air on occasion to fill-in. We’re very sorry to lose her, but she can always call NPR home.

David (Sweeney) and Robert (Garcia)