According to wamu.org, Starting September 1, Rupert will lead development of the new program, which will debut after Diane Rehm steps away from the mic at the end of the year. The new show will maintain the core values of The Diane Rehm Show but offer a fresh sound, flexible format, and strong emphasis on cross-platform audience engagemen
Allman is an award-winning producer who joins WAMU from WNYC in New York, where he was executive producer of the daily national show The Takeaway with John Hockenberry.
“Now more than ever, America needs a space for honest and fair debate—a program that goes out of its way to mobilize conversations, connect communities, and ask important questions,” Rupert shares.
“We’re thrilled to have Rupert join WAMU,” says Andi McDaniel, WAMU’s Senior Director of Content and News. “The Diane Rehm Show is a staple in millions of listeners’ lives. Rupert will help us build on the show’s legacy for honest conversation and civil discourse, while leading the station and the industry in new directions.”