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Robert Siegel, NPR's 'All Things Considered' Host, to Step Down

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Robert Siegel of NPR's "All things Considered" is interviewed Oct. 24, 2006, during an event for radio talk shows at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017 02:11 PM

Robert Siegel, host of NPR’s anchor program “All Things Considered,” has announced he will step down as host in January 2018.

The public radio network made the announcement Tuesday on its website. Siegel hosted the program for 30 years and had worked for NPR as a newscaster and editor since 1976.

Siegel said it was a difficult decision, but he will soon be 70 and wants to "begin a new phase of life."

"I've had the greatest job I can think of, working with the finest colleagues anyone could ask for," Siegel added.

NPR said in a statement that Siegel is “a model of how to be fully engaged in the world, our work, and with his colleagues.”

The network plans to honor Siegel, who received the W.M. Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award from the National Press Foundation in 2014, with a series of celebrations between now and his departure.

Siegel’s successor has not yet been chosen, and NPR said it plans to do a national search — both within NPR and outside it — for the new voice of "All Things Considered."

Siegel’s Twitter fan base could not have been more complimentary.

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