The New York Times and American Public Media announced earlier this year that they will be joining forces in this collaboration, which will extend the audio news report's following of 4.5 million monthly unique listeners to the radio audience.
"The Daily" draws on The New York Times's footprint of more than 1,450 journalists. The podcast became the most-downloaded new show in 2017 on Apple Podcasts. The radio edition will give public radio listeners a deep analysis of one or two of the day's top news stories.
The radio edition of the podcast will be hosted by celebrated journalist Michael Barbaro. Barbaro's resume includes a tenure as a national political correspondent at The New York Times. He has also served as host of "The Run-up," a political podcast that chronicled the 2016 election. "The Daily" will air after 4 p.m. ET, and listeners can find their area's specific air time by visiting their local station online. To date, 16 public radio stations across the country have committed to bringing “The Daily” to their audiences, including stations in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle and Houston. Additional stations will launch “The Daily” after its public radio premiere, according to The Times.
American Public Media is the national programming division of Minnesota Public Radio.