Thelisha Eaddy Makes History as the First African American Female Local Host of SC Public Radio’s “Morning Edition”

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Thelisha Eaddy is the new local host of SC Public Radio’s Morning Edition, making her the station’s first female African American host of the popular morning show in its 50-year history.

Eaddy joined SC Public Radio’s team of reporters in 2015 to cover the long-term recovery of the historic flood in Columbia. Since that time, she has continued covering top news stories for the network. In addition to her on-air reporting, Eaddy can be seen on other South Carolina ETV programming, reporting live coverage of elections and providing analysis during Governor Inaugurations, moderating debates, and hosting the program Palmetto Perspectives. In 2019, Eaddy also produced The Road We Trod, a one-hour special on South Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their impact on history and the economy.

A native of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Eaddy’s first broadcast job was in her hometown of Saint Stephen. She studied at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and learned valuable behind-the-scenes radio and TV broadcasting skills at Trident Technical College in Charleston.

Eaddy is an award-winning, multimedia journalist, receiving the 2009 South Carolina Broadcasters Association Radio Reporter of the Year award and several Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas awards for her reporting.

Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country. For over three decades, the show has provided multi-faceted stories and commentaries. A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted nationally by NPR talent and supplemented with local news and information by NPR member station producers and reporters. Eaddy hosts Morning Edition locally for SC Public Radio and can be heard each Monday through Friday from 6 – 9 a.m. Eaddy’s morning news can also be heard on the SC Public Radio website, Facebook and Twitter page.

During Women’s History Month, South Carolina ETV and Public Radio is amplifying female voices that drive culture and change by bringing stories and content across its platforms. These offerings celebrate the cultural, economic, social and political achievements of women who have impacted local and national conversations.

For more stories, quizzes, interviews and information, visit the SCETV website. Students or children can also learn more about courageous, innovative women who have made history by viewing the Women’s History collection on Additional programming celebrating Women’s History Month can also be heard on SC Public Radio

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