David Greene

David Greene

Host, Up First & Morning Edition (NPR)


David Greene, Host of NPR’s podcast Up First as well as Morning Edition. Before joining NPR in 2005, Greene spent nearly seven years as a newspaper reporter for the Baltimore Sun. He covered the White House during the Bush administration’s first term, and wrote about an array of other topics for the paper. For two years prior to taking on his current role in 2012, Greene was an NPR foreign correspondent based in Moscow covering the region from Ukraine and the Baltics, east to Siberia. Before graduating magna cum laude from Harvard in 1998 with a degree in government, Greene worked as the senior editor on the Harvard Crimson.


NPR delivers podcasts to more ears than any other podcast publisher – delivering more than 1.37B downloads in 2018. And in 2019, NPR has more ways than ever for listeners to engage with NPR podcasts they love and brands to be heard alongside trusted, fact-based journalism and captivating storytelling. With expanded reach in platforms like smart speakers, NPR One, NPR.org and live events, NPR offers brands unparalleled access to loyal podcast fans.

At the Winter Podcast Upfront, NPR’s will showcase our podcast capabilities through a conversation between NPR’s Senior Vice President of Programming and Audience Development, Anya Grundmann and marquee NPR podcast talent Sam Sanders, It’s Been a Minute; Kelly McEvers, Embedded; and David Greene, Up First and host of Morning Edition about creativity, audience engagement and innovation at NPR.

Gina Garrubbo, President & CEO, National Public Media, will provide opening remarks around NPR’s leadership in podcasting and audio, and speak to opportunities for brand alignment.

Full Schedule


08:00 AM

Opening Keynote

by Tom Webster of Edison Research

09:00 AM

Network Presentations

9:30 AM


12:20 PM
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