Bill Buzenberg

Bill Buzenberg

Senior Vice President of News
Minnesota Public Radio
bbuzenberg@mpr.org

Bill Buzenberg has been senior vice president of news for Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media since 1998. He is a journalism graduate of Kansas State University and has been awarded fellowships at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University. He is responsible for launching some of public radioâs most important national news programming, including NPRâs Talk of the Nation, American Public Mediaâs American RadioWorks, Speaking of Faith and most recently Word for Word, a national speeches offering in conjunction with the National Press Club. As a journalist with National Public Radio for 18 years, he was the first reporter hired to assist in the launch of Morning Edition in 1978. He worked as an NPR foreign affairs correspondent for 11 years and was NPRâs bureau chief in London for three years. Buzenberg was the first managing editor for NPR News in Washington, D.C., and was quickly named NPRâs vice president of news and information, a position he held for seven years. Buzenberg expanded NPR's newscast service to 24/7 and extended All Things Considered to two hours. He co-edited Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism, the memoirs of Richard S. Salant, which was published in 1998. Buzenberg was presented in 1997 with the Edward R. Murrow Award, the highest honor in public radio.

Bill Buzenberg Feature Archive

<i>The Memoirs of Frank Stanton</i> is an audio autobiography of the man who was president of CBS for more than 25 years in its heyday as the &quot;Tiffany Network.&quot; Stanton also took on Congress in a battle for First Amendment rights for broadcast journalists. (03/11/2003)
Owatonna is home to an exceptional architectural treasure. The old National Farmer's Bank Building has been called the most beautiful bank in the world. It is also referred to as a masterpiece. (02/28/2000)
The Foshay Tower in Minneapolis has a new owner today. Basant Kaharbanda , a Minneapolis engineer and entrepreneur, purchased the 32-story tower from the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. The Foshay Tower was opened in 1929 just before the Wall Street stock market crash. (01/31/2000)