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
9:33 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

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
3:21 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 7:52 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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The Two-Way
9:37 am
Thu May 3, 2012

'The Scream' Fetches Highest Price Ever For A Work Of Art

This version of The Scream is one of four made by Edvard Munch, and the only one outside Norway. It sold at Sotheby's in New York for $119.9 million.
Anonymous AP

You recognize the image instantly - the hairless man, clutching his head with a pained look of fear or agony plastered across his features, silhouetted against frenzied red and blue lines of his environment.

It's 'The Scream', painted by Edvard Munch, and it sold at a Sotheby's auction last night in New York for $119.9 million, establishing it as the most valuable piece of art ever sold at auction, Margo Adler tells NPR's Newscast.

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The Two-Way
8:01 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Top Stories: Chinese Dissident's Fate Uncertain; 'The Scream' Fetches Millions

Good morning - here are some of the early stories we're following:

Chinese Dissident Wants To Leave With Clinton; U.S. Diplomats Back In Touch.

Obama Administration To Put Some Bin Laden Documents Online. (Politico)

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The Two-Way
2:57 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Who Controls Mali? Answer: The Rebels Fighting The Rebels

Soldiers loyal to junta leaders in Mali load their weapons, including a machine gun, onto a taxi after leaving a military camp where anti-junta forces were subdued.
Harouna Traore ASSOCIATED PRESS

Reports from the west African nation, Mali, say this week's counter-coup attempt failed against the junta that toppled Mali's democratically elected president.

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The Two-Way
6:15 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

Chinese Dissident Reportedly Hiding In U.S. Embassy

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is seen in a YouTube video posted on Friday.
Boxun.com via AP

Chen Guangchen, the blind Chinese legal activist who escaped home custody, is said to be hiding inside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. The U.S.-based Christian human rights group, CHINAaid, made the claim, saying they got the information "from a source close to the Chen Guangchen situation."

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The Two-Way
4:25 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Washington Capitals Hockey Player Scores Winning Goal, Draws Racist Tweets

Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward, center, is mobbed by teammates after his game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins.
Charles Krupa ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hockey fans in the nation's capital are savoring an underdog victory: last night, the Washington Capitals knocked the Boston Bruins, last year's Stanley Cup champions, out of the playoffs. Nearly three minutes into overtime, Caps right winger Joel Ward fired a puck past Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, ending Boston's hopes for a repeat of the 2011 victory. The final score: 2-1.

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The Two-Way
11:09 am
Thu April 26, 2012

New Allegations Surface Of Secret Service Misbehavior In El Salvador

U.S. Secret Service

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 1:24 pm

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pledged on Wednesday the investigation into Secret Service agents who allegedly hired prostitutes this month in Cartagena, Colombia, "will be complete and thorough and we will leave no stone unturned."

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The Two-Way
9:32 am
Thu April 26, 2012

TSA Agents Accused Of Taking Drug Money To Look The Other Way

The expedited security line at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
David Goldman AP

Easy, isn't it? Get a note from the TSA officer who screens you at the airport so you know which lane to pick for your security check. Then stroll through with your suitcase jammed with kilos of cocaine. Your screener won't utter a peep, even if it's marijuana or methamphetamines instead. In exchange, pay your screener hundreds of dollars in a bribe.

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The Two-Way
10:34 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Mine The Asteroids? How About By 2020?

A picture of the Eros asteroid taken by a NASA spacecraft.
JPL/JHUAPL NASA

It's not J.J. Abrams' souped up special effects film, 'Armageddon' - there's a real effort afoot to launch rockets into space to dock with asteroids. A new company is trying to do just that, and it's won the backing of several technology leaders.

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The Two-Way
8:20 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Top Stories: 5 States Hold Primaries; Stocks Rise Ahead Of Fed Meeting

If it's Tuesday, somebody somewhere is voting. Here are some of the headlines we're watching:

Today's Primaries: Gingrich's Swan Song Or Reason To Remain?

It's Zip It Day On Google.

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