Award-winning journalist John Hockenberry is leaving “The Takeaway.” This is his last week as host of a program that attracts 2.7 million listeners.
In a letter to affiliated stations Hockenberry said: “Ultimately, in every challenging career, there comes a time when it is important to know when to move on.”
He added that he hopes to “directly experience how the media, citizens, and people in power can come together in new ways to create the functioning democracies of the 21st century.”
Hockenberry traveled the world as a correspondent for NPR, NBC News and ABC News.
Hockenberry visited Buffalo back in April where he recorded segments before a live audience in the WNED|WBFO studios. Shortly before his arrival in Western New York, WBFO’s Brian Meyer talked with
Hockenberry about his distinguished career and about big changes in both politics and the media: