A host of NPR's "All Things Considered" is leaving her job, becoming the latest prominent person of color to leave the public broadcaster.
Ms. Cornish said she was joining many of you in "The Great Resignation" and was ready to try something new. Her last day would be Friday.
Since 2012 Ms. Cornish has hosted NPR's flagship news program, "All Things Considered."
Ms. Cornish said she was looking forward to new opportunities and new ways to tell stories and to keep finding ways to center the voices of those who have been left out.
Her decision to leave her job comes after the recent exits of other prominent NPR hosts of color, including the host Noel King, who went to Vox Media.
Ari Shapiro, Ms. Cornish's co-host on "All Things Considered," said on Tuesday that he was on vacation and not available for comment. He said that he would refer any journalists to the NPR communications department for comment.
If NPR doesn't see this as a crisis, I don't know what it will take.
Isabel Lara, NPR's chief communications officer, said in a statement, "We're focused not only on those who choose to leave NPR, but also who is deciding to come."
The future of public media and the audience at large is dependent on the diversity of NPR's staff, sources and coverage.
Ms. Cornish has decided to pursue new projects and we would love it if she could stay.