Korva Coleman

Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.

In this role, she is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts airing during NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Occasionally she serves as a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

Before joining NPR in 1990, Coleman was a staff reporter and copy editor for the Washington Afro-American newspaper. She produced and hosted First Edition, an overnight news program at NPR's member station WAMU-FM in Washington, D.C.

Early in her career, Coleman worked in commercial radio as news and public affairs directors at stations in Phoenix and Tucson.

Coleman's work has been recognized by the Arizona Associated Press Awards for best radio newscast, editorial, and short feature. In 1983, she was nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America.

Coleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University. She studied law at Georgetown University Law Center.


The Two-Way
11:45 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Pa. Gov. Suing NCAA To Stop Penn State Sex Abuse Sanctions

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett
Matt Rourke AP

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R), says the NCAA badly overreached itself when it imposed punitive financial sanctions on Penn State over the handling of sexual predator and former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Corbett is filing a federal anti-trust lawsuit against the collegiate athletic association, saying it ignored its own disciplinary rules in its rush to castigate the Pennsylvania university.

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The Two-Way
10:05 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Loose Oil Rig Still Grounded On Alaskan Island

A Coast Guard helicopter crew conducts the 13th hoist of 18 crewmen from the mobile drilling unit Kulluk on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 80 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska. On Monday, the Kulluk ran aground on Sitkalidak Island.
U.S. Coast Guard AP

Originally published on Wed January 2, 2013 1:58 pm

The wayward Kulluk oil drilling platform remains stuck onshore near Kodiak Island, Alaska.

The unmoored platform, owned by Shell Oil, was being towed in the Gulf of Alaska last week when it broke away from its tow lines, as Bill wrote. But seas were so treacherous the crews disconnected the tow lines for their safety. They were later airlifted off the platform. The rig fetched up against Sitkalidak Island, just south of Kodiak Island on New Year's Eve.

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The Two-Way
1:09 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

Jean Harris Dies; Former Schoolmistress Killed 'Scarsdale Diet' Doctor

Jean Harris, left, arrives at court in White Plains, New York on Feb. 9, 1981, accompanied by a defense attorney.
David Handschuh AP

Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 7:50 pm

Former girls' school headmistress Jean Harris died in New York last Sunday, according to media reports. She was 89.

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The Two-Way
1:36 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Polio Vaccinations Suspended In Pakistan Following Shootings

Pakistani health workers demonstrate against the slayings of their colleagues on Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012.
Fareed Khan AP

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 10:00 pm

Clarification at 7:32 p.m. ET: Vaccination Campaign Not Suspended:

The U.N. has halted its participation in a Pakistani-run polio vaccination program following attacks on health care workers. Lack of U.N. support is a big setback, but the government said it would not end the campaign. Officials say the country is committed to seeing polio eradicated and has suspended vaccinations only in Sindh province, where Karachi is located.

Earlier we reported that the campaign was suspended; it is the U.N.'s participation that has been suspended.

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The Two-Way
11:39 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Miss USA Olivia Culpo Crowned Miss Universe; Former Contestant Loses Lawsuit

Newly crowned Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after winning the pageant in Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
Julie Jacobsen AP

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 8:50 am

In a dazzling Las Vegas pageant with a lot of glitter, sequins and a great deal of skin, Rhode Island college student Olivia Culpo bested 88 other international competitors to win the Miss Universe crown.

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The Two-Way
1:54 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

A Winter Storm Is Pummeling The Rockies, And The Plains Are Next

Current winter storm watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.
National Weather Service

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 7:33 am

(Note at 8:30 a.m. ET, Dec. 20: The storm is indeed dumping heavy snow across several states. More here.)

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The Two-Way
9:36 am
Wed December 19, 2012

U.S. Will Sell Off Its General Motors Stock

General Motors is buying back stock from the U.S. government.

In a statement early this morning, the Treasury Department says it's going to "exit" its investment in General Motors. The federal government holds just over 500 million shares of GM stock.

The automaker will buy 200 million of those shares, and the government will dispose of the rest "in an orderly fashion" over the next year and a half, depending on market conditions.

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The Two-Way
11:47 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Investment Firm Selling Stakes In Gun Makers

Freedom Group

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 12:12 pm

The issue of gun control appears to have moved into business and finance. One of the largest private equity companies in the country is terminating its relationship with a firearms corporation associated with one of the weapons used in the Newtown school shooting.

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The Two-Way
5:25 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

Pope Benedict: A Hip 'Pontifex' Tweets Blessings

In these images, Pope Benedict XVI pushes the button, with help, to issue the first tweet on his personal account.
Gregorio Borgia AP

Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 10:42 am

Pope Benedict XVI is officially a tweep. He launched his new Twitter account with this blessing:

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The Two-Way
6:20 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

No Alarm Sounded When The West Virginia Pipeline Exploded

Investigators examine a 20-foot long section of gas pipeline found more than 40 feet from the rupture site north of Charleston, W. Va.

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 11:26 am

When the 20-inch gas pipeline next to Interstate 77 in West Virginia first ruptured on Tuesday, nobody at pipeline operator, Columbia Gas Transmission, knew it.

Now, the National Transportation Safety Board is trying to find out why. NTSB member Robert Sumwalt says no warning went off in the operating company's control center in nearby Charleston, so investigators are going there to interview staffers and review data.

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