Rachel Martin, host of National Public Radio’s "Morning Edition" has been named an Alison Harrison Goodyear Fellow at Foxcroft School; she will speak at the all-girls’ boarding and day school on Thursday, March 28. Martin is an award-winning correspondent who has covered stories ranging from the war in Afghanistan to the 2006 World Cup,
The public is invited to attend the talk, titled “Finding Your Voice,” in the Audrey Bruce Currier Library at 11 a.m. Call 540-687-4510 for more information, as space is limited.
Martin has hosted "Morning Edition" since December 2016 and also hosts NPR’s morning news podcast "Up First," along with Steve Inskeep and David Greene. Previously, she hosted "Weekend Edition Sunday." She was national security correspondent for NPR, covering both defense and intelligence issues. Martin traveled regularly to Iraq and Afghanistan with the secretary of defense and has reported on controversial military issues such as the debate over women fighting in combat units and the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
The Alison Harrison Goodyear Fellowship Program brings women and men who have achieved renown in the fields of the arts, humanities, science, or public affairs to Foxcroft to participate in discussions and seminars with students. Past Goodyear Fellows include James Baker III, Mary Pipher, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Gergen, and the Capitol Steps.