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Renee Montagne

WNIN is proud to announce one of the best-known names in public radio, former co-host of NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and current special correspondent and host for NPR News, Renee Montagne as the 2020 WNIN Winter Gala guest speaker.

From 2004 to 2016, Montagne co-hosted NPR's Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. Her first experience as host of an NPR news magazine came in 1987, when she, along with Robert Siegel, were named the new hosts of All Things Considered.

After leaving All Things Considered, Montagne traveled to South Africa in early 1990, arriving to report from there on the day Nelson Mandela emerged from 27 years in prison. In 1994, she and a small team of NPR reporters were awarded an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton for their coverage of South Africa's historic elections that led to Mandela becoming that country's first black president.

Since the September 11th terrorist attacks, Montagne has made 10 extended reporting trips to Afghanistan. She has traveled to every major city from Kabul to Kandahar, to peaceful villages, and to places where conflict raged. Her coverage has been honored by the Overseas Press Club, and, for stories on Afghan women in particular, by the Gracie Awards.

Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, a live and silent auction, and a special presentation by Renee Montagne as we celebrate WNIN and public broadcasting in our community.

WHAT: 2020 WNIN Winter Gala

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020

WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Evansville

TICKETS: purchase tickets by clicking here or by calling WNIN at (812) 423-2973.

  • Single Ticket: $125
  • Pair of Tickets: $250
  • Eight Tickets (seated together): $1,000
  • Table Sponsor (eight seats) with Sponsor recognition: $1,500

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Sponsor for WNIN’s Winter Gala, please contact the Director of Events,

Emily Wilderman at ewilderman@wnin.org