Mary Jo Heath, who has worked as producer and guest host for the Met over the past nine seasons, will become the fourth full-time radio host in the company’s history this September.
Heath is currently the Senior Radio Producer at the Met. She was also the anchor for the majority of last season’s broadcasts when Margaret Juntwait’s illness made her unable to host.
Since the inception of the Saturday matinee broadcast series in 1931, the Met has had three full-time hosts: Milton Cross (1931-1975), Peter Allen (1975-2004) and Juntwait (2004-2015), who passed away in June.
The Met radio broadcasts are the longest running classical music series in American broadcast history.