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Marco Werman, host of 'The World'

Marco Werman

Host and Senior Producer of 'The World'

Marco Werman is the full-time host of "The World," and he oversees production of the program's daily Global Hit segment.

Werman has been working in journalism since he was a 16-year-old copy boy at the "News and Observer" in Raleigh, N.C. He discovered radio journalism while working as a freelancer for two years just north of Togo in Burkina Faso for the BBC World Service, where he later worked as a producer. In 1990, he launched a new public radio station in New York State's Adirondacks and hosted a daily two-hour news and public affairs show there for four years. This was followed by a stint in Rome, Italy, where he was the correspondent for Monitor Radio.

In 1995 he was invited to assist in creating the format for PRI's "The World." In 1997 he began providing its daily punctuation mark, the Global Hit segment, in which musicians and musical trends around the globe are linked to the news. Marco was appointed as the full-time host on Jan. 1, 2013.

Werman's experience includes documentary photography, print, radio, and television. He co-produced and hosted "Nordic Rock," a 20-minute feature on cutting-edge electronic music in Iceland that appeared on PBS's "Frontline World."