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.


The Two-Way
10:03 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Syrian Rebels Set Off Bomb Near U.N. Team's Hotel

Smoke billows from a car bomb in Damascus, Syria.
Syrian news agency AP

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 10:59 am

An expert panel for the U.N. concludes that both Syrian government troops and its allied militias have committed crimes against humanity in the country's civil war.

Some of the enumerated war crimes include murder, torture, rape and indiscriminate attacks against civilians. The Syrian rebels also committed the same war crimes, but the U.N. expert panel found these abuses didn't occur as frequently or against as many people.

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The Two-Way
11:03 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Illuminating Discovery: Woman Unknowingly Pays For Two Streetlights

Keith Srakocic AP

A Connecticut woman who didn't know she was paying for two streetlights in front of her home for 25 years is getting a refund check. Grace Edwards of Cheshire, Conn. saw the light when a prospective buyer asked her what she was paying in power costs.

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The Two-Way
9:22 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Stranded Jet Skier Breaches Multimillion Dollar Security System At JFK Airport

A Delta Airlines agent assists a woman at JFK International Airport in New York.
Mary Altaffer AP

New York's John F. Kennedy airport failed a security check Saturday night, in a public and surprising way.

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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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