Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers

Host, Embedded (NPR)


Kelly McEvers, Host of Embedded, NPR’s podcast that takes stories from the news and goes deeper. The show has dug into members of the Trump administration’s pasts, reported additional stories behind police shootings caught on video, and visited a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Before working on Embedded full-time in February 2018, Kelly McEvers was also a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR’s award-winning afternoon newsmagazine. She hosted the program from NPR West in Culver City, California. Her writing also has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Monthly, Slate and the San Francisco Chronicle.


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, 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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