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.

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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:

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The Two-Way
9:27 am
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 9:00 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
7:50 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

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
6:26 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Top Stories: 'Fiscal Cliff' And 'Plan B'; Winter Storm Pounds Plains

Good morning - here are our early stories:

Today's 'Plan B' Vote: Part Of Posturing Or A Push Over The 'Fiscal Cliff'?

And here are other early headlines:

Winter Storm Hits The Plains, While Tornado Warning For Alabama. (CNN)

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The Two-Way
8:49 am
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 6:33 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
7:37 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.
Paul Sancya ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 8:36 am

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
9:52 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Investment Firm Selling Stakes In Gun Makers

Freedom Group

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 11:12 am

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
6:27 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Top Stories: Latest In Newtown Tragedy; Is There Progress In Fiscal Cliff Talks?

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 7:59 am

Good morning, here are our early stories:

In A 'Numb' Newtown, Students Head Back To School.

Is A 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Near?

And here are more early headlines:

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The Two-Way
10:26 am
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.
NTSB AP

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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The Two-Way
8:06 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Take That! How To Solve Legislative Difficulties, The Ukrainian Way

Ukrainian parliament brawls on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
AP

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 9:18 am

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The Two-Way
6:27 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Top Stories: North Korean Rocket 'Tumbling'; Is Assad's Future Dimming?

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 6:28 am

Good Thursday morning, here are our early stories:

Report: North Korea's Satellite May Be 'Tumbling Out Of Control'.

Diplomatic Shift? Russia Acknowledges Assad May Be On Way Out.

And here are our early headlines:

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The Two-Way
9:42 am
Wed December 12, 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

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

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The Two-Way
7:56 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Gas Explosion Blows Up Section Of West Virginia Interstate

A fireball over Interstate 77 after a gas line ruptured in Sissonville, W. Va. on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
West Virginia State Police Associated Press

West Virginia road crews are repairing Interstate Highway 77, about 15 miles north of Charleston after a tremendous explosion wrecked the road. No one was killed in the blast.

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The Two-Way
7:50 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Michigan Lawmakers Poised To Pass Right-to-Work Bill, Outraging Union Protesters

Union members from around the country rallied outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing as lawmakers voted on the right-to-work legislation.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

Originally published on Tue December 11, 2012 7:06 pm

Update at 6:00 p.m. ET:

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law two controversial "right-to-work" bills passed earlier Tuesday by the state's House. This officially makes Michigan the 24th right-to-work state in the nation.

The two bills give both public and private employees so-called right-to-work protections — controversial pieces of legislation that have sparked protests in and around the state capitol in Lansing.

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The Two-Way
6:30 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Top Stories: Syrian Chemical Weapons Threat; Michigan Union Protesters

Good morning, here are our top stories:

Syrian Defector: Assad Will Use Chemical Weapons If He's Desperate.

And here are other early headlines:

Union Protesters Converge On Michigan Capitol Ahead Of Right-To-Work Vote. (Michigan Live)

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The Two-Way
10:52 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Hanukkah Begins, With A Beat

The Maccabeats
YouTube

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 5:32 am

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9:39 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Florida's Crist Changes Parties; Colbert Won't Replace DeMint In Senate (Really)

Comedian Stephen Colbert told his supporters to ask South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to name him to replace outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint.
Scott Gries Picturegroup

Originally published on Sat December 8, 2012 1:30 pm

That fledgling Democrat within Charlie Crist, former Republican governor of Florida, has emerged at last:

This should be The Decision That Surprised No One, since Crist was a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention last September and had been a registered independent before that.

As NPR's S.V. Date writes,

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The Two-Way
8:10 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Egypt's Morsi Reportedly Poised To Allow Military To Arrest Civilians

Protesters gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of Egyptians also gathered outside the presidential palace in Cairo in demonstrations that turned violent as tensions grew over President Mohammed Morsi's seizure of nearly unrestricted powers.
Maya Alleruzzo AP

Originally published on Sat December 8, 2012 1:47 pm

Some outraged protesters remain around the Egyptian presidential palace in Cairo today, as opponents of President Mohammed Morsi defy his recent ruling granting himself executive powers that can't be questioned by a court.

Now there's word he may have signed a new order allowing soldiers to detain and arrest civilians, a right that's reserved for police officers.

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The Two-Way
8:24 am
Fri December 7, 2012

George Zimmerman Sues NBC, Says He's A Victim Of 'Yellow Journalism'

George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, at a court hearing last June in Seminole County, Fla.
Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/pool Getty Images

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 9:17 am

Former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman says NBC Universal's editorial decisions made him look like a racist when the network covered the shooting and killing of teenager Trayvon Martin.

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6:24 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Top Stories: Japan Quake, Egyptian Opposition Refuses Talks With Morsi

Good Friday morning - here are our early stories:

Strong Earthquake Strikes Japan, Triggering Small Tsunami.

And here are more early headlines:

Skittish Investors Waiting For Latest Unemployment Rate News. (MarketWatch)

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8:33 am
Fri November 30, 2012

California Dock Strike Widens, Slows Imports From Asia

Union workers strike at the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 28, 2012.
Nick Ut AP

A group of unionized clerical workers has effectively shut down much of the operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The clerical workers, members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, walked off the job on Wednesday, saying they feared Port officials were outsourcing their jobs.

Their clout grew dramatically yesterday when unionized longshoremen in both cities agreed to honor their picket lines.

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8:43 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Islamist Rebels In Mali Inch Closer To Mauritania, Niger

Fighters of the Islamist group, the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa guard a tank abandoned by the Malian army on Aug. 7.
Romaric Ollo Hien AFP/Getty

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 1:24 pm

It's hard to keep track of who is fighting who in the west African nation of Mali, but it appears that Islamist rebels have pushed secular Tuareg rebels out of a small town about 50 miles east of the border with Mauritania. As the Associated Press notes, the action comes about a week after militants captured the town of Ménaka, in eastern Mali, about 65 miles from the border with Niger.

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8:56 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Managers Arrested Following Bangladesh Factory Fire That Killed More Than 100

Firefighters attack a factory fire near Dhaka, Bangladesh on Saturday, Nov. 24. More than 100 people were killed in the blaze.
Hasan Raza AP

Garment factories in Bangladesh closed for a third day following Sunday's factory fire that left around 110 people dead. Tens of thousands of people continued to protest against the tragedy and for better working conditions in Ashulia, the factory suburb of Dhaka, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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