FederalNewsRadio.com and 1500 AM announced today a shifting of the on-air lineup to take greater advantage of its editorial assets and improve the overall quality of programming.
Federal Drive co-host Emily Kopp will move from anchoring the morning program with Tom Temin to a position as a full-time reporter for both the digital and radio operations. Kopp will continue to contribute to the Federal Drive and she will also be featured on In-Depth with Francis Rose. Kopp will discuss on-air the stories she writes for FederalNewsRadio.com
“Emily has quite a bit of expertise that we can now take full advantage of. She will become our special correspondent at the intersection of radio and digital news,” says Program Director Lisa Wolfe. “Her reporting, writing and video skills will help enhance the efforts of the entire organization.”
Current morning digital writer/editor Shefali Kapadia also moves into a radio producer role to support Temin on the Federal Drive and a new digital writer will be hired to replace her.
“By making these shifts, we are able to optimize the incredible talents of our people – bringing more depth to our presentation. The end result will be more news stories told in a variety of ways for air and online,” says Wolfe. “Tom Temin’s broadcasting abilities are so polished he will shine as the solo anchor of the Federal Drive.”
Lineup changes go into effect September 2.
About Federal News Radio Federal News Radio.com and 1500 AM comprise the key source of breaking news, information and analysis for the individuals responsible for carrying out and supporting the missions of federal agencies. Federal News Radio can also be heard on the 107.7 HD2. Federal News Radio and its sister station WTOP are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.