Indiana’s Public Radio Daily Talk Show Gains New Voice
INDIANAPOLIS – WFYI Public Media announced today that reporter, editor and host Mariam Sobh has been selected as the new host of Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations’ (IPBS) statewide talk show, All IN, which is produced at WFYI. Sobh’s experience telling stories across a range of media have helped audiences learn more about a wide range of topics, from politics and police violence to bee swarms and fashion. Her first day on the program will be March 15, 2021.
Launched in 2019, All IN airs weekdays at 1 p.m. (EST) on most IPBS member stations, throughout the state. True to its name, the program aims to connect all Hoosiers to the latest news and to each other, through deep, thoughtful and lively conversation. Since its launch, All IN has been one of WFYI’s most-downloaded podcasts, in addition to reaching listeners via broadcasts statewide.
“I’m looking forward to connecting with folks across Indiana and sharing their stories,” said Mariam Sobh. “And I’m really excited about the opportunity to create and innovate with the All IN team.”
As All IN’s new statewide host, Sobh will lead conversations that bring together community members, experts and newsmakers in thoughtful dialogue. The importance of this kind of conversation has only been made more evident as our state faced a global pandemic and a complex election season in 2020.
“Hosting thoughtful conversations is one of public radio’s greatest strengths,” said Greg Petrowich, president and CEO of WFYI, where All IN is produced. “Mariam’s experience as a journalist – asking questions and seeking clarity – and her focus on storytelling will continue to drive the program’s growth in audience and impact.”
All IN was created in 2019 to nurture lively dialogue and civil discourse across the state. The program offers listeners the chance to dive deeply into both the top news and hidden stories that don’t always make headlines. Audience engagement is central to the show’s mission, a focus that is demonstrated by the inclusion of audience questions and concerns.
“We are thrilled that Mariam Sobh is joining Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations’ network,” said Mark Newman, IPBS’s executive director. “Sobh will bring a fresh take to nurturing conversation across the state via All IN. That ability to create dialogue that is respectful, nuanced and trusted is a defining and essential role that public media is uniquely suited to play.”
Sobh’s previous experiences are diverse and dynamic. She’s spent more than 15 years telling stories and explaining complex topics in a way that everyone can understand. At various news outlets, she served as a political reporter, morning news anchor, traffic editor and reporter, elections producer, midday news host, and finally as the evening news anchor for WBBM Newsradio. She also developed a niche lifestyle blog focused on Muslim women and built her skills in the performing arts as a writer, actor, singer and comedian. Innovation, connection and a desire to create positive change drive her professionally and personally.
Listeners can connect with All IN on Twitter and Facebook, by downloading the All IN Vox Pop app, or by leaving a voicemail at (866) 476-3881. The show airs Monday to Friday from 1–2 p.m. EST. You can listen live on the radio at 90.1 FM, online at wfyi.org/listen-now, or with WFYI’s mobile app. And you can find a podcast version of the All IN wherever you download podcasts.
About WFYI Public Media
Since 1970, WFYI has served Central Indiana as a trusted friend. Its nonprofit public radio and TV stations, digital engagement and community engagement activities inform, entertain and educate Hoosiers of all ages and walks of life. WFYI broadcasts original content as well as programming from PBS and NPR. Learn more at wfyi.org.
About Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations
Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) is a not-for-profit association of nine NPR radio stations and eight PBS television stations that serve as trusted resources for news, educational programming, and entertainment. IPBS member stations work together to deliver free and accessible programming over the air, online, and in person. They reach 95% of Indiana’s population and more than two million Hoosiers consume IPBS programming on a weekly basis. The mission of IPBS is to connect Indiana’s public media stations to the critical support and insights they need to inspire and serve all Hoosiers. Stations are located in Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Merrillville, Muncie, South Bend, Vincennes, and West Lafayette.