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
9:05 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Former UBS Trader Who Lost Billions Is Convicted

Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli on Sept. 18, 2012.
Sang Tan AP

Kweku Adoboli will spend seven years in prison for his unauthorized trades at UBS. A British court convicted him on two counts of fraud for losing $2.3 billion dollars in his risky bets over several years, ending in 2011.

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The Two-Way
8:16 am
Tue November 20, 2012

FBI Charges Four Men, Accuses Them Of Trying To Join Al-Qaida

Federal authorities are accusing four men from California of plotting to help al-Qaida and the Taliban. Last Friday, they arrested Ralph Deleon, 23, Arifeen David Gojali, 21 and Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21 as they prepared to fly to Afghanistan. They were to meet Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, who was already there. Kabir is being held by officials in Afghanistan.

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The Two-Way
8:53 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Japan Sets Date For National Election

Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda
Vincnt Thian AP

Unpopular Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved Japan's lower house of parliament today, and called for national elections. Voters have increasingly disapproved of Noda, his predecessor and their Democratic Party of Japan since the tsunami and earthquake in March, 2011.

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The Two-Way
8:59 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Family Planning Is A Human Right, Says U.N.

U.N. Population Fund executive director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Aug. 29, 2012 in Myanmar.
Khin Maung Win AP

Everybody in the world should have access to contraception, says the United Nations Population Fund. By simply helping women space and limit the number of children will add billions of dollars to the world economy, improve global health, increase women's education (which in turn boosts economic output) and save lives.

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The Two-Way
7:51 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Petraeus Will Testify For Lawmakers; Broadwell Loses Her Security Clearance

Then-CIA Director David Petraeus testifies on worldwide threats before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Jan. 31.
Zhang Jun Xinhua /Landov

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 12:04 pm

It will be a closed-door hearing, but former CIA Director David Petraeus is going to testify before Congress about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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The Two-Way
8:10 am
Wed November 14, 2012

New York Utility Official To Quit Following Superstorm Sandy Response

A plea to the Long Island Power Authority for electricity to be restored is posted on a barrier in Mastic Beach, N.Y. on Oct. 31, 2012. The south shore Long Island community was among the hardest hit by the storm that pounded the Northeast.
Frank Eltman AP

The frustration with the response by New York power companies to Superstorm Sandy claimed a senior official yesterday. Michael Hervey, the acting chief officer of Long Island Power Authority, known as LIPA, says he'll resign at the end of this year.

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The Two-Way
1:16 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

Quick Quake Catches Kentucky, Other States By Surprise

About noon today, people in eastern Kentucky were startled by a novel event - an earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says a tremor shook the region near Whitesburg. It's a rural area about 150 miles southeast of Lexington, Ky., and about 140 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tenn. No one was hurt.

The magnitude was 4.3, which the USGS site says triggers a "sensation like a heavy truck striking the building" and is "felt by nearly everyone".

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The Two-Way
11:30 am
Sat November 10, 2012

FBI Discovered Evidence Of David Petraeus' Affair

Gen. David Petraeus in Afghanistan in 2010.
Dusan Vranic AP

Originally published on Sat November 10, 2012 3:14 pm

A day after the story broke, the news remains stunning — CIA director and retired Gen. David Petraeus resigns in a lightning stroke, admitting he used extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.

It's shocking because Petraeus is considered an extremely able leader who's been judged by this single word, says NPR's Tom Bowman: Iraq.

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The Two-Way
8:40 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Alleged 'East Coast Rapist' To Appear In Virginia Court Hearings This Month

In this courtroom drawing, Aaron Thomas, stands before a judge with officers and public defender Joseph Lopez, in New Haven, Conn., on March 7, 2011.
Elizabeth Williams AP

Aaron Thomas, the man suspected as the 'East Coast Rapist', is scheduled to enter a plea in two Virginia courts this month, according to reports. The Associated Press says on Nov. 30, Thomas will appear in a courtroom in Loudoun County, apparently to enter a plea in a sexual assault case.

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The Two-Way
8:08 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Why Prince Charles Has A Stake In Transylvania

The Two-Way
9:05 am
Tue November 6, 2012

U.N. Envoy - Syria Could Be The Next Somalia

A rebel fighter raises his weapon after firing a missile Sunday toward Syrian government troops in the northern city of Aleppo. Syria's largest city has been the scene of heavy fighting for the past three months. Both sides control part of the city, and the fight has been a stalemate recently.
Narciso Contreras AP

A U.N special envoy says fighting is so entrenched in Syria that it could face 'Somalization'.

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The Two-Way
6:38 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Top Stories: It's Election Day - At Last

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 6:48 am

Happy Election Day! Here's our top stories:

Guide For The Day: An Election Day Timeline.

It's Election Day: 10 Headlines That Tell Today's Story.

And here are more early headlines:

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The Two-Way
8:33 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Kentucky Train Derailment Triggers Chemical Fire, Forces Evacuation

A train carrying chemicals derails outside Louisville, Ky. and a fire breaks out, badly injuring three workers on Thursday, Nov. 1
AP YouTube

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 10:23 am

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The Two-Way
8:29 am
Wed October 31, 2012

London Metropolitan Police Consider Selling New Scotland Yard

The rotating sign outside London Metropolitan Police headquarters.
Alastair Grant AP

It's elementary: London's Metropolitan Police needs to trim spending and rather than cut staff, senior officials are suggesting selling the iconic New Scotland Yard building.

The force needs to make huge budget cuts; getting rid of the building (which isn't in Scotland and doesn't have a yard) could save more than 10.5 million dollars, according to the Telegraph.

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The Two-Way
11:24 am
Tue October 30, 2012

New Bombing In Syria After Ineffective Truce Ends

An image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, authenticated by AP reporting, shows attempts to rescue the wounded in Idlib, northern Syria following heavy bombing from military warplanes.
Uncredited ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 5:46 am

It's been just a day after the grudging cease-fire expired between the Syrian government and rebels. Reports from Syria say government warplanes are bombing rebel-held areas with even greater vehemence.

Witnesses told Reuters there were air strikes in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, the city of Homs in central Syria, and a town in the north that's on the main highway between Damascus and Aleppo.

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The Two-Way
9:09 am
Tue October 30, 2012

U.S. Home Prices Continue Slow, Steady Climb Upward

A pending home sale in Palo Alto, Calif. on Aug. 21, 2012.
Paul Sakuma ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 9:32 am

A new housing study finds U.S. home prices around the country showed solid growth in August, 2012, compared to the same time period a year ago. The latest Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Index tracks home prices in 20 cities, and many areas that suffered during the housing crisis are showing strong improvement, notes the AP.

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The Two-Way
3:57 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Family Of China's Premier Is Really, Really Rich - China Doesn't Want People To Know

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao.
Andy Wong AP

An explosive report from the New York Times today spelled out just how wealthy the relatives of Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao are. Try $2.7 billion dollars in assets. This startling news so angered Chinese officials that the Times' website was quickly shut down in China.

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The Two-Way
7:36 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Muslims And Buddhists Burn Down Homes And Kill Each Other In Myanmar

An injured Rakhine Buddhist is taken to the hospital following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar.
Khin Maung Win AP

New sectarian violence is erupting in western Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, between Buddhist Rakhinese and Rohingya Muslims. It's turned very deadly: reports say more than 100 people from both groups are dead and 1,000 homes have been burned down.

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