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Liane Hansen
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Born Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Education University of Hartford
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) Neal Conan
Notable credit(s) Performance Today
Weekend All Things Considered
Weekend Edition Sunday

Liane Hansen (born 29 September,[1] 1951,[2] Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American journalist, radio personality, and senior host of the National Public Radio newsmagazine Weekend Edition Sunday. 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.

The spelling of Hansen's first name came from that of Liane de Pougy (1869–1950).[2] She is married to fellow NPR host Neal Conan with whom she has a son and daughter.


  1. ^ Will Shortz, Liane Hansen. (September 28, 2008). Keep Plugging Away. Washington, D.C.: National Public Radio. Retrieved September 28, 2008.  
  2. ^ a b Liane Hansen (June 28, 2009). "Frears' 'Cheri' Both Sumptuous And Dark". Weekend Edition Sunday. NPR. Retrieved 2009-06-28.  


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