Louisville Public Media has hired Jean West to host weekday afternoons on 89.3 WFPL. The veteran Louisville news anchor will be the local host of the NPR flagship All Things Considered. A 30-year broadcasting veteran, her weekly Jean West’s Medical Digest aired on WAVE-3 News in the primetime slot of Saturday evening. West succeeds longtime Louisville Public Media host Susan Sweeney Crum, who is retiring. West begins on April 17.
“Our hosts are the voices you trust — they deliver the news every day with experience, authority, and sensitivity. Jean West brings those characteristics and more to the mic at 89.3 WFPL,” said LPM Interim President Stephen George. “Hers is a voice Louisvillians have long depended on, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to the team.”