Rupert Allman Named Executive Producer of WAMU Show to Succeed The Diane Rehm Show

He comes over from WNYC.

We may not have a name or specific details for the WAMU show that will take the place of The Diane Rehm Show once it goes off the public radio airwaves at the end of this year, but we do know who will be producing it: Rupert Allman.

WAMU snags Allman from WNYC in New York, where he has been executive producer of news program The Takeaway, a position he has held since Sept 2012. Prior to that, he was a Washington-based executive editor for BBC World Service program Americana.

The Diane Rehm successor program has been in the works for a few months now, giving it a bit of a shape: It will be interview-based and will focus on current events. As executive producer, Allman is tasked with honing its scope and direction. “Now more than ever, America needs a space for honest and fair debate—a program that goes out of its way to mobilize conversations, connect communities, and ask important questions,” said Allman in a statement.

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