Blue Ridge Public Radio Names New Morning Edition Host

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Blue Ridge Public Radio is happy to announce Cass Herrington as the station’s new Morning Edition host and reporter. BPR listeners have heard Cass as a fill-in host and reporter since December, and will now hear her full time!

Prior to moving to Asheville last year, Herrington was a host and reporter for seven years at NPR member stations in Indiana and Illinois, most recently in Peoria, Illinois. Her reporting has won various awards, including a 2015 national Edward R. Murrow Award for a show she produced about non-verbal teens with autism who rely on iPads to communicate.

“Cass’s talent and public radio experience were very evident from the first work she did for BPR,” says BPR news director Matt Bush. “In her short time doing freelance work at the station, she has picked up everything we have asked of her very quickly. Barbara Sayer (BPR’s program director) and I are very excited to add her to the staff.”


Herrington is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Kentucky (making her a proud, bleed-blue Wildcats fan). She also co-hosts a podcast called Skillet about the intersection of food and memory.

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