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.

Pages

The Two-Way
9:07 am
Fri February 1, 2013

On the Edge? Zimbabwe Briefly Had Just $217 In the Bank

Zimbabwean foreign currency dealers conduct a transaction from the trunk of a car using money stashed in a cooler box in Harare.
AP

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 3:21 pm

"If Zimbabwe was a private company it would have closed down," Zimbabwean finance minister Tendai Biti told reporters this week. At a meeting in Harare, the capital, Biti told a group of reporters his country had just $217 in the treasury, according to the Guardian.

Read more
The Two-Way
7:05 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Deadly Chinese Fireworks Explosion Collapses Highway Overpass

Fireworks inside a truck exploded on a major roadway in the central Chinese province of Henan today, as the driver was taking the devices to a Chinese Lunar New Year's event. The blast caused a highway overpass to crumble, and several vehicles plunged as much as 100 feet to the ground, says the Associated Press.

Read more
The Two-Way
8:24 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Disgraced Financier Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence

Russell Wasendorf, Sr., the former head of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., who confessed to stealing millions of dollars from customers just as he tried to dramatically commit suicide, will learn his fate today.

Read more
The Two-Way
9:34 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Massachusetts Gov. Picks Short Term Replacement For Sen. John Kerry

This undated photo released by the Massachusetts Governor's office shows William "Mo" Cowan, right, former chief of staff for Gov. Deval Patrick.
Uncredited ASSOCIATED PRESS

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has tapped a former aide to succeed Sen. John Kerry, who's been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the next U.S. Secretary of State. Patrick's office says he's chosen William 'Mo' Cowan to serve as the state's interim senator until a special election is held June 25 to vote on a candidate to fill out the rest of Kerry's term.

Read more
The Two-Way
9:00 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Beijing's Smog Is So Bad They're Cancelling Flights

Downtown Beijing in the clouds of its latest air pollution emergency.
Lintao Zhang Getty

The pollution in China's capital has intensified again, and some residents are turning to gas masks to breathe. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is tracking the current air quality, and it's most recent reading finds that even late at night, the air is hazardous: "Everyone should avoid all physical activity outdoors; people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should remain indoors and keep activity levels low."

Read more
The Two-Way
8:12 am
Tue January 29, 2013

As Egypt Grows More Lawless, Army Chief Warns Against 'State Collapse'

Protesters surround a burned Egyptian army vehicle in Cairo on Jan. 29, 2013.
Amr Nabil AP

Egyptian protesters remain in the streets of Port Said and Suez, defying President Mohammed Morsi's declaration Sunday night of states of emergency and night-time curfews. Egyptian army troops are out on the streets but they did not interfere as thousands of people jeered Morsi's call.

Read more
The Two-Way
9:08 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Trade Representative Ron Kirk To Leave Next Month

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk will step down in February.
Jacques Brinon AP

The Obama Administration is losing another top official. Trade Representative Ron Kirk says he'll leave at the end of February.

Read more
The Two-Way
7:40 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Burning Cheese Closes Norwegian Road For Days

A truckload of brunost cheese, like the kind seen here, recently caught fire in a Norwegian tunnel.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 6:53 pm

It was probably a first for Norway when a truck trailer full of sweet goat cheese caught fire near the town of Narvik late last week, blocking a road tunnel. it took four days for firefighters to put out the flames. No one was hurt. Norwegian Broadcasting says the tunnel was so badly damaged that geologists are checking it for safety, and any lingering toxic gases.

Read more
The Two-Way
6:22 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Top Stories: Clinton To Testify On Benghazi; Deep Freeze Covers East

Good morning, here are our early stories:

Secretary Clinton Set To Testify On Benghazi Attacks.

How Cold Is It? It's So Cold ...

And here are more early headlines:

Read more
The Two-Way
9:18 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Toyota Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuits Linked With Sudden Acceleration Problems

Jae C. Hong AP

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 1:35 pm

Toyota has agreed to settle lawsuits with the relatives of two people killed in one of their vehicles, allegedly after the engine suddenly accelerated. Paul Van Alfen and Charlene Jones Lloyd died near Wendover, Utah in 2010 when their Toyota Camry crashed into a wall.

Read more
The Two-Way
8:44 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Stranded Killer Whales Escape Ice Trap Near Hudson Bay

From Canada's CTV: a screen image of one whale surfacing at the small hole where the pod could get air before it managed to escape its icy trap.
CTV.com

Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 5:27 am

A pod of killer whales trapped in shifting ice near a remote northern Canadian village appears to be free.

A 'family' of orcas was stuck underneath ice in northern Quebec yesterday, with only a small opening for them to surface and breathe. There were about a dozen whales in the pod; each took turns to bob up in the Arctic water to snatch air and duck down again, notes ABC. They weren't able to swim far enough underneath the ice to reach open water.

Read more
The Two-Way
8:24 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Honoring The Worst In Hollywood - The 33rd Annual 'Razzies' Awards!

Razzies.com

A day ahead of the glamorous Oscar nominations for the best in U.S. and international film, comes the Golden Raspberry Awards with its 2012 "Dis-Honors for Worst Achievements In Film".

You will absolutely not be surprised to learn the film with the most nominations, including Worst Picture, is the fifth installment of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn 2, with 11. The critics write:

Read more
The Two-Way
8:22 am
Tue January 8, 2013

As Australia Faces Catastrophic Fires, Forecasters Chart Record Heatwave

Weather forecasters add deep purple to charts to show extreme heat.
Australia National Science Week

Thousands of acres are burning in one of Australia's worst fire seasons ever. Firefighters are deployed in the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, notes the Sydney Times Herald. About 140 fires are burning, and some of them aren't contained.

Read more
The Two-Way
10:26 am
Sat January 5, 2013

NFL Weekend Playoffs: Wild-Card Games, Dynamic Quarterbacks And A Loser

Michael Dwyer AP

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 12:54 pm

The NFL has four wild-card playoff games this weekend, and millions of people will settle back in sofas to scream at their televisions in joy or frustration on Saturday and Sunday.

Read more
The Two-Way
8:51 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Gerda Lerner Dies, Women's Studies Trailblazer

Professor Gerda Lerner, in a handout from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconson, Madison

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 10:00 am

Historian Gerda Lerner, a pioneer in the creation of women's studies as an academic discipline, has died in Madison, Wisc. She was 92.

A prolific feminist author, Lerner wrote texts that traced the history of patriarchy going back thousands of years to more modern topics, such as African American women's history. Her many books included a two volume work called 'Women in History': the first book examined the history of patriarchy and the second dealt with the start of feminist consciousness.

Read more
The Two-Way
8:07 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Is North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un A New Dad?

Chosun Ilbo

There's media speculation that Kim Jong-un may have added another title to his roles as new North Korean leader and new husband - could he be a new father?

Notoriously secretive North Korea apparently released an image of Kim's stylish wife, Ri Sol-ju this week, attending a New Year's event. She's trim and glamorous in her purple suit, standing next to her saluting husband.

Read more
The Two-Way
6:23 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Top Stories: Sandy Hook Students Back In School; 2012 Layoffs Declined

Originally published on Thu January 3, 2013 6:48 am

Good morning, here are our early stories:

With Those Lost In Mind, Sandy Hook Students And Staff Return To Classes.

Pace Of Layoffs Slowed Sharply In 2012.

And here are more early headlines:

Read more
The Two-Way
10:45 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.

Read more
The Two-Way
8:29 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 12:58 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.

Read more
The Two-Way
6:34 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Apparently The Mayans Were Wrong; A Moment For Sandy Hook Victims

Good morning, here are our early stories:

Apocalypse Not? Seems Like It.

#MomentForSandyHook Today In Memory Of NewTown Victims.

And here are some early headlines:

Read more

Pages