NPR's Joshua Johnson: Diane Rehm made the transition very easy for me

Apr 23, 2018

Joshua Johnson knew he had a huge act to follow when he took over for public radio legend Diane Rehm in January 2017.

But "The Diane Rehm Show" host made the transition incredibly smooth for Johnson.

By not really doing anything at all.

After Rehm decided to retire, the veteran NPR journalist brought Johnson on her program in November 2016 to introduce him to listeners.

"Diane made it really easy," says Johnson, en route to Miami to pick up the prestigious Hank Meyer National Headliner Award, given to journalists who celebrate diversity. "She let her fans know that I was kind of all right, that it was OK to give up her program for my program."

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