Steve Inskeep

Steve Inskeep (/ˈɪnskiːp/; born June 16, 1968) is one of the current hosts of Morning Edition on National Public Radio. He, along with co-host David Greene and Rachel Martin were assigned as interim hosts to succeed Bob Edwards after NPR reassigned Edwards to Senior Correspondent after April 30, 2004. Inskeep and Montagne were officially named hosts of Morning Edition in December 2004. (David Greene joined the team as the third co-host in 2012.) Prior to being host of Morning Edition, Inskeep was NPR’s transportation correspondent and the host of Weekend All Things Considered.

Inskeep is the author of Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi, published in October 2011. The book examines the changes associated with the dramatic growth of Karachi, Pakistan, in the second half of the twentieth century. Inskeep has made several trips to Pakistan in his role at NPR.

Inskeep was raised in Carmel, Indiana, and graduated from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky in 1990. His first professional experience in radio was a stint as a sportscaster at WMKY-FM in Morehead. Inskeep was hired by NPR in 1996. His first full-time assignment was the 1996 presidential primary in New Hampshire.

Books in order of publication:

NPR Driveway Moments All About Animals: Radio Stories That Won’t Let You Go2007
Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi2011
NPR Driveway Moments All about Animals: Radio Stories That Won’t Let You Go2014
Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab2015
NPR Driveway Moments: More about Animals: Radio Stories That Won’t Let You Go2015
Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War2020
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