- I actually like the news that Anchor now provides. Lots of great media partners. While it's not personalized, you can favorite stations that give you news that you like (e.g. tech, world, politics, etc.) and get alerted when there is new content for you to listen to.
- I'm not sure if a mix of NPR news and podcasts fit your requirements but the NPR One app is quite nice. You can specify a location and it will give you news from the nearest NPR station as well as a mix of their other podcasts. It also claims to learn your preferences over time but I don't use it enough to vouch for it.