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New host of 'The Takeaway' has covered American diversity for years

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There will be a new host at the helm of public radio's "The Takeaway" starting Monday, May 7. Tanzina Vega says she plans to keep covering the day's biggest news stories, but also bring more narrative journalism to the daily magazine-style news program. 

Former Times and CNN reporter Tanzina Vega will host The Takeaway.
Former New York Times and CNN reporter Tanzina Vega will host public radio's The Takeaway.
Matthew Septimus

Vega comes to public radio from CNN, where she covered the intersection of race and economics among other issues. Before that she worked at The New York Times, where she was able to pioneer a reporting beat around changing demographic trends in the U.S. 

She told MPR's Stephanie Curtis that she wants economic inequality to be an early focus of her time on the show.

 Use the audio above to listen to their discussion. 

You can hear "The Takeaway" Monday through Thursday at 1pm on MPR News.