ABC News Launches Daily “Start Here” Podcast

Folks that want to start their morning with a dose of news from ABC, will have a new option starting next Wednesday. Beginning March 28, ABC News will launch a daily news podcast, “Start Here.” Hosted by Brad Mielke, each twenty minute episode draws on the global resources of ABC News and delivers meaningful insights on events shaping the world. New episodes post every weekday by 6AM Eastern Time on Apple PodcastsTuneInSpotifyStitcherGoogle Play Music and the ABC News app.

“This new venture will provide expertise, curation and credibility as an antidote to information noise,” says Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager, ABC Radio. “The median age of podcast listeners is 29. Brad’s inviting and energetic delivery powered by ABC News gives us the opportunity to reach that next generation of ABC News consumers in a medium they love, and allow them to not just hear the news, but to step inside of it and emerge better equipped for their day.”

Each episode will feature four to six stories with an emphasis on taking listeners right to the scene of compelling moments using natural sound and on-location reporting. Each day Mielke will talk to some of the most trusted names in news including Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent; Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent; Juju Chang, “Nightline” co-anchor; and Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent.

Mielke is an ABC News reporter based in New York. Since serving as a Campaign Digital Journalist during the 2016 election, he has remained on the front lines of ABC’s political coverage, hosting several politics shows on ABC Radio and covering political stories across the country. On ABC News Digital Mielke reports on breaking news events.

As in-home speakers become more prevalent, audio newscasts have become more popular as a way for people to get the news while accomplishing other tasks. This podcast joins ABC News lineup that includes 10% Happier, Power House Politics, and No Limits.