Korva Coleman

In her work as an NPR newscaster, Korva Coleman is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts for NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. She is also a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday with Liane Hansen.

Before joining NPR in March 1990, Coleman was a staff reporter and copy editor for the Washington Afro-American newspaper. She also produced and hosted First Edition, an overnight news program at NPR's member station WAMU-FM/Washington, DC.

Originally from Arizona, Coleman worked in commercial radio as news and public affairs directors at stations in Phoenix and Tucson. Her awards include Arizona Associated Press Awards for best radio newscast, editorial, and short feature. She was also nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America in 1983.

Coleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1989 and studied law at Georgetown University Law Center from 1989 to 1990.

 

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7:19am

Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Church Bombings And Reprisal Killings In Nigeria

One of the three churches bombed on Sunday in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, triggering reprisal killings.
Olu Ajayi AP

Violence may be letting up for the moment in northern Nigeria, following two days of attacks by members of the violent Boko Haram militant group. Militants battled Nigerian police in the and military buildings in northeast Nigeria on Monday, with reports of gunfights and bombs in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state.

A group of militants were apparently headed for the Yobe governor's residence when they were stopped, according to AllAfrica.

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6:14am

Tue June 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Spain's Money Woes; Pakistani Leader Disqualified From Office

Good morning - we're following these stories today:

Spain's Borrowing Costs Soar; Latest 'Ominous Sign' In Europe.

Pakistan's Supreme Court Disqualifies Country's Prime Minister From Office. (DAWN)

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11:02am

Fri June 15, 2012
The Two-Way

She's A Taikonaut - China Is Sending Its First Woman Into Space

Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, trains in Beijing in April, 2012.
Uncredited AP

She's not an astronaut or cosmonaut - Liu Yang is a taikonaut, and tomorrow she's scheduled to become China's first woman to venture into space. She's one of a three member team scheduled to lift off aboard the Shenzhou-9, accompanied by Jing Haipeng and Liu Wang.

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Fri June 15, 2012

9:00am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Wikileaks Founder Loses Bid To Stop Extradition From Britain

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Kirsty Wigglesworth AP

Julian Assange, the creator of the secret-spilling website, Wikileaks, lost his appeal to Britain's highest court to stop his impending extradition to Sweden. He's wanted there for questioning in connection with sexual assault allegations lodged by two women. He claims the sex was consensual.

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