World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Liane Hansen

Article Id: WHEBN0001893676
Reproduction Date:

Title: Liane Hansen  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Neal Conan, NPR, National Day of Listening, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, People from Sussex County, Delaware
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Liane Hansen

Liane Hansen
Born (1951-09-29) September 29, 1951
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Residence Bethany Beach, Delaware[1][2][3]
Education University of Hartford
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) Performance Today
Weekend All Things Considered
Weekend Edition Sunday
Spouse(s) Neal Conan (1982–2011)

Liane Hansen (; born September 29,[4] 1951,[5] Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American journalist and radio personality who was senior host of the National Public Radio newsmagazine Weekend Edition Sunday until her retirement in May 2011. Her experience in broadcast journalism includes working as a reporter, producer, and host for local and national programs.

Hansen's first participation in NPR programming was in 1976 when she was a production assistant and substitute host for Fresh Air. In 1979, she formally joined NPR as a production assistant for All Things Considered. She hosted Weekend All Things Considered before hosting Performance Today and guest-hosting Fresh Air. In November 1989, Hansen joined Weekend Edition Sunday. Hansen is the daughter of Edwin Hansen[6] and Lois Hansen. The spelling of Hansen's first name came from that of Liane de Pougy (1869–1950).[5] She was married to fellow NPR host Neal Conan with whom she has a son (Connor) and daughter (Casey). In April 2011, Hansen stated publicly that she and Conan were divorcing, in a parting described as "amicable".[7]

On May 30, 2010 Hansen announced that she would retire from Weekend Edition Sunday at the end of May 2011, a time that coincided with the end of her contract with NPR and with the lease on her apartment in Washington, D.C. She intends to spend her retirement near the ocean on Maryland's eastern shore.[8] Her last broadcast was Sunday May 29, 2011.

She appeared as Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music in Spring 2013. The production was presented by Clear Space Productions in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.


  1. ^ Patricia V. Rivera (July 12, 2014). "NPR legend Liane Hansen’s passion for the arts".  
  2. ^ Drew Ostroski (April 2013). "Interview with Liane Hansen, Former NPR Host and Current Theatre Actress".  
  3. ^ Christina Weaver (August 10, 2012). "Former NPR host living the dream in Bethany Beach". The Coastal Point. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  4. ^  
  5. ^ a b Liane Hansen (June 28, 2009). "Frears' 'Cheri' Both Sumptuous And Dark".  
  6. ^
  7. ^ Elisabeth Albeck (April 29, 2011). "Keep Calm and Carry On: An evening with Liane Hansen".  
  8. ^ Liane Hansen (May 30, 2010). "Dear Listeners: Liane Hansen Is Leaving". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  • "Liane Hansen, NPR Biography". National Public Radio. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  • "Liane Hansen and Neal Conan Go Where They've Never Gone Before". National Public Radio. November 18, 2005. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.