Marco Werman alternate host and senior producer on PRI's "The World." He oversees production of the program's daily Global Hit segment, and he serves as alternate host for the show. Werman has been working in journalism since he was 16 year-old copy boy at the "News and Observer" in Raleigh, N.C. He discovered radio journalism while working as a freelancer for two years just north of Togo in Burkina Faso for the BBC World Service, where he later worked as a producer. In 1990, he launched a new public radio station in New York State's Adirondacks and hosted a daily two-hour news and public affairs show there for four years. This was followed by a stint in Rome, Italy, where he was the correspondent for Monitor Radio. In 1995 he was invited to assist in creating the format for PRI's "The World." In 1997 he began providing its daily punctuation mark, the Global Hit segment, in which musicians and musical trends around the globe are linked to the news. Werman's experience includes documentary photography, print, radio and television. He co-produced and hosted "Nordic Rock," a 20-minute feature on cutting-edge electronic music in Iceland that appeared on PBS' "Frontline World." A 2007 Emmy Award-winner, he is currently developing a new series for PBS on global music called "Sound Tracks."
PRI's "The World" brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. Each weekday, host Lisa Mullins guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the American agenda. "The World's" coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists. The program also has access to the 250 BBC correspondents located around the world. Unique in public radio, this network works in concert with the program's multinational team of producers and editors, and brings an exceptional depth of understanding and freshness of perspective to the program content. The result is an award-winning hour of breaking news, in-depth features, hard-hitting commentaries and thought-provoking interviews found nowhere else in U.S. news coverage.