New host for KPLU afternoon news show: Ed Ronco

When KPLU’s “All Things Considered” went on the air at 3 p.m. Monday, a new voice was behind the microphone. Well, sort of new.

KPLU reporter and “Morning Edition” producer Ed Ronco takes over the helm on “All Things Considered” as longtime host Dave Meyer goes into semi-retirement.

After 28 years on the air at 88.5 FM, Meyer will take over “Weekend Edition Sunday” on May 17. That show airs on KPLU from 5-10 a.m.

“It’s an honor to host a show like ‘All Things Considered,’ and humbling to follow Dave Meyer in the job,” Ronco said.

Ronco will be the local host for the nationally broadcast National Public Radio show, which airs from 3-6:30 p.m.

Here’s more on Ronco from the announcement:

Ronco joined KPLU in October 2013 as the station’s first full-time producer of “Morning Edition.” Since then, he’s donned two additional hats: host of KPLU’s weekly travel segment, Going Places, and contributor to KPLU’s new Saturday morning program, Sound Effect. Ronco came to KPLU from Sitka, Alaska, where he was a reporter/host and producer at KCAW Raven Radio. He won several first-place reporting honors from the Alaska Press Club. Prior to KCAW, Ronco was at the South Bend Tribune in Indiana where he served as labor and manufacturing reporter from 2005-07 and political reporter from 2008-09.

KPLU provides local and National Public Radio news, jazz and blues on 88.5 in Seattle/Tacoma, 89.3 in Port Angeles/Victoria, 88.9 in Sedro-Woolley and 90.1 in Olympia. At kplu.org, the station provides a live stream of NPR News and All That Jazz.