NPR’s Diane Rehm To Retire After The 2016 Election

Diane Rehm, the longtime host on National Public Radio, is expected to retire after the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Rehm, who is 79 and host of “The Diane Rehm Show,” is expected to retire after the 2016 election, according to WAMU, the station that produces her program.

Her two-hour show is carried on 179 stations and has about 2.5 million weekly listeners. She has been on air almost 40 years, according to the newspaper.

WAMU told CNN host Brian Stelter that a “transition plan” is in the works for her retirement.

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