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
7:04 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Top Stories: Secret Service Chief Will Testify On Scandal; Egyptians Vote Today

Good morning, here are some of the news stories we're looking at:

Secret Service Director Will Testify Before Senate Panel On Prostitution Scandal. (Washington Post)

Finally, Egyptians Have Their Say.

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The Two-Way
9:08 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Maybe Everest Needs A Traffic Cop - At Least Four Climbers Dead

Unidentified mountaineers descend from the summit of Mount Everest over the weekend. Four climbers were killed trying to make it down the 29,035-foot summit.
Pemba Dorje Sherpa AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 1:45 pm

It's called the "traffic jam." The weather near the summit of Mount Everest clears, and everyone who has ploughed up the slopes leading to the world's highest peak tries to climb to the top at once. There are only a few hours to complete the last steps over the narrow way before climbers must turn back for the safety of their camps. Sometimes they run into trouble in the crowd.

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The Two-Way
1:32 pm
Sat May 19, 2012

Horseback Racing While Drunk? Not At The Preakness

Kent Desormeau rides Sacristy to win the Old Hat Stakeshorse race in Hallandale Beach, Fla. on Jan. 1, 2012, in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Gulfstream Park AP

There's a jockey switch for tonight's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore: the 2004 Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux won't ride Tiger Walk in the race. He failed a breathalyzer test administered yesterday at Belmont Park, in New York.

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The Two-Way
3:10 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

The 'Ring Of Fire': A Spectacular Solar Eclipse Is Coming This Sunday

An annular solar eclipse is seen over Myanmar on Jan. 15, 2010 as the moon crossed the sun's path, blocking everything but a narrow, blazing rim of light.
Khin Maung Win AP

You lucky West Coast folks! A stunning solar eclipse will occur late Sunday afternoon, and people in the western U.S. will get the best views. Live on the East Coast? It's already going to be dark, so the only way we'll get to experience this is via webcam.

The event starts about 5:30 PM Pacific time and the maximum effect will occur about 6:30 PM, according to NASA.

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The Two-Way
7:33 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Top Stories: Facebook's IPO Debut, Greek Woes Shake Stocks

Good Friday morning - here are some of the stories we're looking at.

Like It Or Not, It's Facebook's Day On Wall Street.

Greek Debt And Spanish Banks Downgraded, Asian And European Stocks Wobble On Euro Fears. (Reuters)

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The Two-Way
9:34 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Francois Hollande Sworn In As New President Of France

Francois Hollande stands up in his car as he rides up the Champs-Elysees after taking the oath of office as President of France.
Regis Duvignau AP

Francois Hollande took the oath of office today in pouring rain as France's latest leader and lost no time in turning to the country's economic problems. One of his first acts was to cut his salary by nearly a third. Now he's flying to Germany to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel to talk about an unpopular European austerity program championed by his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy.

Their meeting should be interesting.

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