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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9:04am

Fri August 24, 2012
The Two-Way

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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6:15am

Fri August 24, 2012
The Two-Way

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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9:03am

Thu August 23, 2012
The Two-Way

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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8:05am

Thu August 23, 2012
The Two-Way

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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6:38am

Thu August 23, 2012

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