Diane Rehm

Diane Rehm, who has interviewed prominent newsmakers as an NPR radio host since 1979, plans to retire next year after the 2016 presidential election. “The Diane Rehm Show” is distributed to nearly 200 public radio stations and has more than 2.4 million listeners per week, according to a biography on the show’s website.

A post on the show’s website said that WAMU, the Washington public radio station that produces the show, and NPR, its distributor, “are committed to finding a successor who will honor Diane’s legacy and the qualities listeners treasure about her show — civil discourse and deep conversations about the issues of the day with listeners as part of the conversation — while also reflecting changing audience needs and habits.”