NPR's ombudsman Jeffery Dvorkin said "If I were his producer I would think of Edwards as NPR's version of Charlie Rose. "I'd rather stay" he said "but it's not my decision to make. Other journalists including ABC's Cokie Roberts and CBS' Charles Osgood expressed dissatisfaction with the move.
Edwards is the host of The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius XM Radio and Bob Edwards Weekend distributed by Public Radio International to more than 150 public radio stations. Robert Alan Edwards (born May 16 1947 in Louisville Kentucky) is a Peabody Award-winning member of the National Radio Hall of Fame. He was the first broadcaster with a large national following to join the field of satellite radio.