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
7:11 am
Wed September 12, 2012

U.S. Diplomatic Worker Killed; Chicago Teachers' Strike Enters Third Day

Good morning - here are some of our early headlines:

Protesters Attack U.S. Diplomatic Buildings in Egypt, Libya; One American Worker Killed. (CNN)

Chicago Teachers' Strike Starts Third Day, No Breakthrough Seen. (Chicago Tribune)

German Court Backs European Bailout Plan. (Wall Street Journal)

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The Two-Way
7:53 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Top Stories: Chicago Teachers Strike; Presidential Campaign Fundraising Surges

Good morning, here are our early stories:

No Deal: Chicago Teachers To Strike After Contract Talks Fail.

And here are more early headlines:

President Obama Raises More Campaign Cash Than Mitt Romney. (AP)

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The Two-Way
10:18 am
Thu September 6, 2012

New Torture And Rendition Allegations Surface Against The U.S.

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 5:16 pm

Human Rights Watch issued an extensive report today alleging that during the Bush Administration, U.S. agents tortured 14 men who were opponents of the late Libyan leader, Moammar Gadhafi. The men were rebels and members of the Libyan Islamic Fighter Group.

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The Two-Way
11:08 am
Wed September 5, 2012

FAMU Suspends Another Student Group Over Hazing Allegation

A student crosses the campus of Florida A&M University.
Mark Foley AP

Florida A&M University, which is dealing with the deadly effects of hazing, has suspended another student group over new allegations of cruel treatment. In a statement released to member station WFSU, the university says the Torque Dance Team has been suspended immediately after a hazing incident reportedly occurred off campus last weekend.

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The Two-Way
9:27 am
Wed September 5, 2012

As Quebec Elects New Premier, Gunman Opens Fire On Her Victory Celebration

Pauline Marois and her husband in Quebec City, after casting their votes in Tuesday's provincial election.
Jacques Boissinot AP

It's a big political victory: Pauline Marois, the head of the separatist Parti Quebecois, was elected Tuesday as Quebec's first female premier. But her celebratory speech early today was marred when a masked gunman burst into the Montreal hall and started shooting.

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The Two-Way
4:02 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' Author Richard Bach Injured In Plane Crash

A file photo of author Richard Bach, in 1975.
Associated Press

Pilot and author Richard Bach was hurt Friday when the small plane he was flying tangled in power lines as he attempted to land, according to media reports.

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The Two-Way
12:32 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

Fact Check: Paul Ryan Exaggerates Marathon Claim

Rep. Paul Ryan claimed to have run a marathon in less than three hours.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 1:48 pm

Correction: the Runner's World calculator discussed below is used for training purposes. A pace calculator estimates that Ryan would have needed to run at about 6:50 per mile to complete a marathon in 2:59.

Our original post:

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The Two-Way
10:25 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Bashar Assad: Syrian Conflict Cleanses The Nation

Screen grab from Syrian President Bashar Assad's televised interview.

Syrian president Bashar Assad made one of his rare, pre-recorded appearances on Syrian television today, proving that he is not dead and retains control of the Syrian government. He shows up in a carefully produced setting in the president's palace while orchestral music (not unlike Pirates of the Caribbean) swells behind him.

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The Two-Way
11:02 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ko Wow! Youngest Golfer Ever Wins Major LPGA Event

Lydia Ko accepts her winner's trophy at the CN Canadian Women's Open in Vancouver, surrounded by members of the RCMP.
Harry How Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 3:52 pm

It was just a year ago that we wrote about then-16-year-old Lexi Thompson, who set a record when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama. Her final was 2 under 70 to win. Barely old enough to drive a car, Lexi became the youngest victor in LPGA history.

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