Terry Gross has one of the most famous voices in radio, but sometimes she doesn't recognize her own voice! (Daniel Burke/for WHYY)
Fresh Air with Terry Gross
Fresh Air with Terry Gross
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One of public radio’s most iconic programs, Fresh Air is nationally recognized for setting the standard for long-form interviews, featuring insightful conversations with a wide range of leading figures from the worlds of literature, film, television, music and theater, and with journalists covering the news and issues of the day.

Host Terry Gross is known for her detailed interview preparation and her genuine curiosity, and for asking questions which lead to engaging insights about the lives and the work of her interview guests. When President Obama presented Terry Gross with a 2015 National Humanities Medal, he cited her “artful probing of the human experience.” Co-Host Tonya Mosely also brings a wide range of knowledge and experience, a warm inviting presence and an ability to make a deep connection with her guests.

Fresh Air has won two Peabody Awards. The 1994 Peabody citation recognized the program for its “probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights.” In 2022 Fresh Air won another Peabody in the Institutional category. Terry Gross has received the 2007 “Literarian” Award for Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Association, and the 2023 PEN/Faulkner “Literary Champion” award.

Fresh Air and Fresh Air Weekend are produced at WHYY in Philadelphia and distributed nationally by NPR. It continues to be one of public media’s most popular programs, with over 4.3 million people tuning in each week on 658 NPR stations, in addition to 4 million weekly podcast downloads.

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