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A big time journalist bids MPR a farewell

Posted at 1:29 PM on October 23, 2006 by Mike Edgerly (1 Comments)

The MPR news exec responsible for some of the networks most distinctive voices is leaving MPR and Saint Paul. Bill Buzenberg (double B to some of us) has taken a job as executive director for the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity.

BB came to MPR in 1998, and as Sr. Vice President for news, re-hired Cathy Wurzer to host Morning Edition and brought Katherine Lanpher to Midmorning from the Pioneer Press; helped create American Radio Works, the national radio documentary unit and the program Speaking of Faith.

VP for news is a tough gig and BB put his heart into it. Lots of reporters, producers and editors (including this one) owe BB a great debt for his support over the years.

Thank you and good luck, double-B.


Comments (1)


Bill spent some time with us at Harvard some years ago and I had the chance to get to know him. He is a wonderful person and I know we all wish him the best.

Posted by Seth Halvorson | October 29, 2006 9:59 PM