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
3:03 pm
Sat August 11, 2012

Back-To-Back Earthquakes In Iran Kill Scores Of People

A medic attends to an injured woman as people gather outside a hospital in Ahar, Iran, after a strong earthquake hit northwestern part of the country Saturday.
Kamel Rouhi AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun August 12, 2012 2:39 am

Update at 2:19 a.m. ET:

Iranian state television has now raised the death toll of the earthquakes to over 250 and at least 2,000 injured, according to the Associated Press.

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The Two-Way
12:02 pm
Sat August 11, 2012

Preparing For A 'Horrible Event'; The U.S. And Turkey Plan For Syria's Collapse

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (top right) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pose for a photograph with Syrian refugees in Turkey on Saturday.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Sat August 11, 2012 1:20 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu got straight to the point in their joint news conference Saturday. They announced the creation of a new working group that will monitor what's happening next door in Syria and prepare for crises.

One of those crises could include the possibility that the Syrian government decides to deploy chemical weapons against rebels or other perceived enemies.

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The Two-Way
10:24 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Top Stories: Romney Taps Ryan As Running Mate; Some Of The Runners-Up

Here's a quick roundup of the main story and some of the other short-listed potential Republican running mates:

Romney Picks Wisconsin's Ryan To Be His Running Mate On GOP Ticket.

Report: Ohio Senator Rob Portman Learned Of Ryan Pick From Romney. (ABC)

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The Two-Way
2:52 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Weekend Stories: Skydivers Break Record; Star Trek Goes To Mars

Originally published on Sat August 4, 2012 5:22 pm

Happy Saturday! Here are a few offbeat stories to consider:

After Several Attempts, 138 Vertical Skydivers Break Record With Gigantic Formation. (AP)

Mitt Romney Receives Surprising Endorsement From Adult Movie Star. (New York Daily News)

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The Two-Way
10:25 am
Fri August 3, 2012

VIDEO: How To Survive An Office Shooting: Run. Hide. Fight.

The city of Houston prepared a very realistic six minute video instructing people what to do should a gunman open fire in a public place.
City Of Houston

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 11:08 am

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The Two-Way
11:02 am
Thu August 2, 2012

San Bernardino Files For Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Protection, Owes $1 Billion

San Bernardino City Hall.
City of San Bernardino

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 12:39 pm

The financial morass that San Bernardino, Calif., plunged into last month widened on Wednesday, when city officials filed an emergency request for bankruptcy protection with a federal bankruptcy court. The city's estimated liabilities are greater than a billion dollars.

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The Two-Way
8:18 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Top Stories: Accused Shooter's Psychiatrist Was Worried; Three Planes Avoid Collision

Good morning, we're watching these stories today:

Psychiatrist Was Alarmed By Aurora Shooting Suspect's Behavior, Media Report.

Three Commuter Planes Avoid Collision At Washington, D.C. Area Airport. (Washington Post)

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The Two-Way
11:07 am
Wed August 1, 2012

It's 'Army Foundation Day' In Syria; President Assad Praises Troops

An image from amateur video released by Ugarit News purports to show Aleppo under fire. The AP cannot independently confirm the authenticity of the image.
AP

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 11:17 am

This is the day 67 years ago Syria created its modern army. President Bashar Assad released a statement saying the country depends on its troops to win the war against the enemy.

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The Two-Way
9:12 am
Wed August 1, 2012

London Mayor Can't Fall Down - Boris Johnson Gets Stuck On A Zipline

Boris Johnson awaits rescue from his zipline above Victoria Park.
Jeremy Vine/Twitter

The lively, boisterous mayor of London has a new accomplishment: he's the first person to get stuck on a zipline today across London's Victoria Park.

According to ITV news, Johnson was heard hollering, "Get me a rope, get me a ladder" as he dangled above the ground in his suit and blue helmet. He clutched two British flags as he was finally pulled to safety by ground teams.

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The Two-Way
8:21 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Top Stories: India Blackouts Infuriate Millions; Gore Vidal Dies

Welcome to August! We're following these stories today:

Indignant In India: Blackouts Have Millions 'Fuming'.

Gore Vidal, In Words.

Syrian President Makes Remarks To Troops But Doesn't Reveal His Whereabouts. (New York Times)

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The Two-Way
11:01 am
Sat July 28, 2012

Syria: 'Mother Of All Battles' Looms In Aleppo

Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in the Syrian town of Azaz, some 20 miles north of Aleppo, on Tuesday.
Turkpix AP

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 4:54 pm

Syrian rebels are taking a pounding in Aleppo, Syria's largest city but they continue to hold some neighborhoods where they've taken control. VOA reports the Syrian government is warning of "the mother of all battles" in the commercial hub, home to millions of people. Russia says a tragedy is "imminent."

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