Hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by The New York Times' newsroom, The Daily brings listeners the biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world.

The Daily focuses on just one or two stories each weekday, offering listeners a 30-minute, deep, textured portrait of the characters and human stakes driving the news.

I just want to encourage you to keep airing the program The Daily in its current 6 p.m. slot. This show keeps me listening closely during my commute home from Portland to Vancouver on the daily (ha, ha). I really enjoy listening to this show go in deep on one topic that is current. It is excellent. Thank you for having such a great station. - Luana, OPB listener

From the amount of positive listener feedback we continue to receive, WHQR listeners cannot get enough of The Daily. This program has become a "must listen to" staple in our evening lineup. The Daily provides thorough coverage of the topics that matter to us all. It is the perfect program to wind down to at the end of the day. – Michelle Rhinesmith, Station Manager, WHQR


Michael Barbaro and Sabrina Tavernise

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Lisa Chow, Editor, The Daily
Lisa is a veteran audio journalist who has produced, hosted and edited high-impact podcasts. Prior to joining The Times in 2019, Lisa was an economics reporter for WNYC, NPR and Planet Money and a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight.

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The Daily is heard by over 1.8 million listeners each week and is carried by more than 250 public radio stations.*

The Daily audience:

  • 46% female, 54% male.
  • Median age of 58, with 39% between 25 and 54.
  • 74% hold bachelor’s degrees or higher.
  • 63% have an annual household income of $75,000 or more.

*Source: ACT1 Systems based on Nielsen Audio Nationwide DMA P12+ Audience Estimates, Spring 2022

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Michael Barbaro

Host, The Daily

Michael Barbaro is the host of The Daily, a five-day-a-week audio show from The New York Times. In just one year, the show has built an audience of over one million listeners a day; become the most-downloaded new show in 2017 on Apple Podcasts; won a DuPont-Columbia University Award for audio excellence; and been named a top podcast of the year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Esquire, Adweek, The New Yorker and New York Magazine. Before hosting The Daily, Barbaro was a national political correspondent for The New York Times and host of The Run-up, a political podcast that chronicled the 2016 election. Previously, he covered New York's City Hall and the U.S. retail industry. He joined The New York Times in 2005 from The Washington Post, where he began in 2002 as a reporter covering the biotechnology industry. Barbaro graduated from Yale in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in history.


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Sabrina Tavernise

Host, The Daily

Sabrina Tavernise is the second host of The Daily, the award-winning audio show from the New York Times. Alongside co-host Michael Barbaro, The Daily showcases the biggest stories of our time in twenty minutes, five days a week, across 265 public radio stations and has been downloaded over three billion times. Since joining The Times in 2000, Tavernise has covered major stories ranging from the war in Iraq, the battles over abortion, and the Jan. 6 insurrection. Before joining The Times, she was a freelance writer in Russia for publications, including BusinessWeek, after working for Bloomberg News in Moscow from 1997 to 1999. Tavernise graduated from Barnard College in New York City in 1993, after which she moved to Russia to run a United States Agency for International Development-funded business training center.


The Daily is available via ContentDepot and is a file-based program. Air window: 4:00 pm ET – 11:59 pm ET

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