After eight years as serving as host of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” David Greene is stepping down to focus on other projects, effective Dec. 29. NPR will be undertaking a national search to find Greene’s successor. 

“People always ascribe ‘mixed emotions’ to moments like these, but for us, this is one of those times when the cliché rings true,” Executive Producer and VP of News Programming Kenya Young said in a statement. “Because we'll miss David and the boundless joy he brings to the work every day – and because we're as pleased and excited as he is to see him embark on a new chapter in life.”