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Korva Coleman 2010

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 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.

  • Chip Starnes had laid off some workers at his Chinese factory and paid them severance but remaining workers were afraid they'd lose their jobs, too. They were so angry they wouldn't let him leave the facility for six days.
  • Benjamin, citing her work on disease prevention and wellness programs, will return to her home in southern Alabama to treat patients at the clinic she founded south of Mobile.
  • Approaching death can be a long descent into pain and fear, and drugs and social support may not ease these worries. Alternative medicine is increasingly accepted as part of palliative care, and some studies show music is one method to ease pain and stress at the end of life.
  • Calling the move "a difficult decision," U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announces his resignation from the Bush administration. Ridge made a formal announcement in a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Ridge has served in the position since the department's creation in 2003. Hear NPR's Korva Coleman.
  • Wesley Clark officially withdraws from the Democratic presidential race. The retired general, who got into the contest late, leaves having won only one primary, in Oklahoma on Feb. 3. He is the fourth major candidate to withdraw. Hear NPR's Korva Coleman and NPR's Greg Allen.