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
10:12 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Huge Wave Of Syrian Refugees Possible; Thousands Stuck At Turkish Border

Syrians wait on the Syrian side of the border to be admitted to Turkey on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Khalil Hamra AP

As fighting in Syria continues to spread and worsen, more Syrian civilians are trying to get out of their country. They've essentially got four choices: Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey.

Turkey and Jordan have taken the greatest flood of people. The U.N estimates that 5,000 people arrive at Turkey's border every day seeking protection. There are several camps to house them but people are coming faster than places can be built to receive them. Refugees are also getting help from Turkey's Red Crescent Society.

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The Two-Way
3:46 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies

Armstrong in the lunar module after the historic moonwalk.
AP NASA

Originally published on Sun August 26, 2012 5:28 pm

Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, known for his words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," has died. The first man ever to walk on the moon was 82.

Update at 5:15 p.m. ET:

Armstrong's family has released a statement, saying he died following cardiovascular procedures. NASA published it here. They say, "Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job."

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The Two-Way
2:11 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

In Killing New York Gunman, Police Also Shot Bystanders

Police investigate a shooting at the Empire State Building in New York on Friday.
Louis Lanzano AP

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 9:42 pm

The shooting outside the Empire State Building on Friday took a new turn Saturday: New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says all nine bystanders wounded in the deadly incident were "struck either by fragments or bullets fired by the police."

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The Two-Way
11:35 am
Sat August 25, 2012

Storm Forces Republicans To Cancel Monday Convention Events

Tropical Storm Isaac's projected path on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
National Hurricane Center

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 8:55 pm

Tropical Storm Isaac has been difficult to track, but its potential to affect Florida has caused the Republican National Convention to change its plans. Events for Monday have been canceled, though the committee will convene briefly. As Alan Greenblatt reported for It's All Politics, this is now the second-consecutive Republican National Convention to be delayed by a storm.

Update at 8:55 p.m. ET. Nomination Delayed:

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The Two-Way
11:04 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Rep. Todd Akin Gets Strong Support From A Pro-Life Group

Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, running for the U.S. Senate, continues to draw fire over his remarks last weekend suggesting that women who are "legitimately raped" have a secret biological method to avoid conceiving a child after a rape. Akin said: "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

He's since apologized, and run several ads saying he knows women can become pregnant through rape. But he later said his mistake was actually using a single word - legitimate - to describe rape.

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The Two-Way
8:15 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Top Stories: Armstrong Loses Drug Case; Tropical Storm Isaac's Path

Good morning - we're following these stories today:

Lance Armstrong's Seven Tour De France Titles Are Effectively Gone.

And here are more early stories:

Norwegian Mass Shooter Declared Sane, Jailed For 21 Years. (CNN)

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The Two-Way
11:03 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Day Of Mourning For Slain South African Miners

Mine workers attend a memorial service in South Africa Thursday, Aug. 23, for miners killed last week by police officers.
Themba Hadebe AP

More than a thousand people turned out for a huge memorial service for the 34 miners killed by police at a South African platinum mine last Thursday. Questions are still being raised as how the tragedy occurred. Police say they fired in self defense on miners armed with machetes and clubs; miners say they were running from tear gas that police had thrown at them.

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The Two-Way
10:05 am
Thu August 23, 2012

LL Cool J: Rapper, Actor And Real Life Tough Guy

Actor and rapper, LL Cool J.
Evan Agostini AP

He really IS cool. James Todd Smith, better known as rapper and actor LL Cool J, decked a would-be intruder in his Studio City home early Wednesday, foiling a burglary.

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The Two-Way
9:48 am
Wed August 22, 2012

British Man Who Lost Right To Die Case Is Dead

Tony Nicklinson's wife, Jane, wipes his tears as he learns that a court has denied him the right to medically assisted suicide on Aug. 16, 2012.
Matt Cardy Getty Images

Tony Nicklinson received his wish today. After losing a long court battle to get doctors to help him legally end his life, the 58-year-old profoundly disabled man passed away from 'natural causes'; one of them may have been a broken heart.

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The Two-Way
8:26 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Top Stories: No 'Bounce' From Ryan Pick; Case Closed In Rare Buffalo Death

Good morning - we're watching these stories today:

Romney's Pick Of Ryan Hasn't Changed Race, Polls Signal.

Texas Sheriff: Sacred White Buffalo Was Not Slaughtered.

And here are other early stories:

After Controversial Rape Comments, Embattled Rep. Akin Won't Attend GOP Convention In Tampa. (Politico)

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The Two-Way
10:50 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Controverisal Ethiopian Leader Meles Zenawi Is Dead

Ethiopia announced the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Tuesday, August 21.
Khaled El-Fiqi AP

Ethiopia's longtime ruler, prime minister Meles Zenawi has died of an undisclosed illness. He was 57. Meles, as he is known, was a long-time ally of the U.S. and seen as a strong bulwark against terrorism.

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The Two-Way
4:31 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Top Stories: Wikileaks Founder Speaks; More NATO Troop Deaths

Good afternoon - here are a few stories we're watching today.

Wikileaks' Assange Demands U.S. Cease 'Witch Hunt'.

Uniformed Afghan Kills NATO Servicemember; 3 NATO Troops Die In Roadside Bombing. (AP)

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