Renée Montagne Wiki
Renée Montagne is an American radio journalist and was the co-host alongside Steve Inskeep and David Greene of National Public Radio’s weekday morning news program, Morning Edition, from May 2004 to November 11, 2016.
Renée Montagne Biography
Montagne is an alumna of Cupertino High School an was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2012. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1973 from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English.
She got her start in radio as news director for KPOO community radio in San Francisco while attending UC-Berkeley. Montagne also worked for Pacific News Service in San Francisco.
Montagne worked in New York City as a freelance reporter from 1980 through 1986 and producer for both NPR and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. During this period, Montagne covered the arts and science for NPR. She was co-host with Robert Siegel of NPR’s evening news magazine, All Things Considered from 1987 to 1989.
Montagne covered the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in South Africa in 1990. She remained in South Africa for three years focusing on the area, where she won, together with the NPR reporting team, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for their coverage of South Africa’s first fully democratic elections.
Montagne and Steve Inskeep became interim co-hosts for NPR’s Morning Edition in May 2004, replacing long-time host Bob Edwards who was reassigned as a senior correspondent. In December 2004 they became permanent co-hosts.
The following year, she went to Rome to cover the funeral of Pope John Paul II for NPR’s Morning Edition. Montagne also has traveled frequently to Afghanistan to report on the war that started in 2001. Montagne has been recognized by the Overseas Press Club for her work from Afghanistan.
Montagne was among the news anchors who attended the traditional off-the-record luncheon with the U.S. president (in this case, Barack Obama) in 2011 in advance of his State of the Union Address.
On July 18, 2016, the announcement went public that Montagne would be leaving NPR’s Morning Edition after co-hosting it with Steve Inskeep for 12 years. She will continue reporting for NPR’s Morning Edition as a special correspondent. Her final Morning Edition as co-host was November 11, 2016. She continues to work at NPR but as a special correspondent for Morning Edition.
Both Montagne and Inskeep succeeded longtime host Bob Edwards, initially as interim replacements and Greene joined the team in 2012. Since 1989, Montagne had served as a correspondent and occasional host. Montagne usually broadcasts from NPR West in Culver City, California, a Los Angeles suburb.
Renée Montagne Age
Montagne was born on December 1948 in Oceanside, California, United States to a Marine Corps family. As is common in the lives of children of career military families, Montagne moved often while growing up, including living in Hawaii and various places on the West Coast.
Renée Montagne Salary & Net Worth
Being a former co-host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” from 2009-2010, Montagne received $357,037 and a base salary of $328,117 and in 2010-2011, she recieved a salary of $369,552 and a base salary of $321,919. She has an approximated net worth of $100K-1M as of 2019.
Renée Montagne Husband
She is not married, since she likes to keep her personal life out of the public eye and rarely shares issues concerning relationship status. Montagne has also not shared any information or picture on her social media account concerning the same.
Renée Montagne Awards
- 1995 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of South African elections.
- Overseas Press Club recognition for coverage of the Afghanistan war.
- National Association of Black Journalists recognition for a reporting series on Black musicians who fought in wars during the 20th Century.