WUNC Host Frank Stasio Announces Retirement

Sep 1, 2020

Longtime The State of Things Host Frank Stasio announced he is retiring on January 1, 2021.
Credit Ben McKeown / For WUNC

Frank Stasio, host of The State of Things, is retiring on January 1, 2021. Frank has hosted the live, daily talk show since June 2006, and over the last 14 years, has covered a variety of important stories about North Carolina.

"I’m proud of what we built on The State Of Things," Stasio wrote in a letter to WUNC staff. "We made some powerfully good radio and, by most accounts, had a profound effect on our community. I’m grateful to all of you and our amazing listeners for helping to make this happen."

Stasio continued, "As most of you know I’ve had a number of “careers” both in and out of broadcasting. Hosting The State of Things has been an illuminating and thrilling part of my journey. I want to continue that journey while I still have some energy and good health. The sudden rupture created by the pandemic makes this the perfect moment to follow the adventure in new directions."

WUNC President and General Manager Connie Walker added in a letter to listeners, "I am so sad to deliver this news but am so happy for Frank and grateful to him for all he has done for this station."