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
7:24 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Top Stories: J.P. Morgan Loses Billions In Trading; New Detail In Exposed Bomb Plot

Good morning - here are a few of the stories we're watching.

J.P. Morgan 'Rogue Trader' Losses Sends Chills Through Markets.

FBI Says Most Wanted Fugitive Kills Self, Two Abducted Girls Found Safe. (CNN)

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The Two-Way
10:35 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Olympic Torch Lit In Greece; Countdown Begins To London Summer Games

A priestess holds an olive branch and the lit Olympic torch.
Petros Giannakouris AP

In a simple yet formal ceremony, Greece ignited the Olympic flame that will be taken to London for the Summer Games.

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The Two-Way
7:32 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Top Stories: Bombing In Syria; Obama's Evolution On Gay Marriage

Good morning! We're watching these news stories:

Syrian Bomb Blasts Kill At Least 50.

Obama's Family Caused Him To Rethink Position On Same Sex Marriage, According To Aides. (Los Angeles Times)

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The Two-Way
11:10 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Riveting Video Of Shy, Critically Endangered African Gorillas

The Cross River gorilla is one of the world's most endangered animals, with less than 300 of the apes remaining. They're hard for researchers to find, and at one point, the species was believed extinct until a few were spotted in the 1980s in their traditional habitat along the Cameroon-Nigeria border.

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The Two-Way
8:25 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak, Author Of 'Where The Wild Things Are', Dies

Maurice Sendak stands with a character from his book "Where the Wild Things Are," in 2002.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 8:33 am

Award-winning children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak has died at 83. He shot to fame in 1963 with his picture book 'Where The Wild Things Are'. He published several more books, including 'In The Night Kitchen', 'Outside Over There' and most recently, 'Bumble-Ardy'.

Family friend Lynn Ceprio confirmed his death. The New York Times reports his cause of death was complications from a stroke he'd recently suffered.

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The Two-Way
2:21 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Earthquakes! High Tides! No, Just Super Moon

A super moon rises above a shopping center in Manchester, Britain, on March 19, 2011.
Jon Super AP

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 6:52 pm

It won't trigger any catastrophes, according to scientists, but the Moon will orbit to its closest proximity to the Earth on Saturday night. It's called a "super moon": when a full moon reaches perigee near our planet.

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