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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7:12am

Wed August 1, 2012
The Two-Way

London Mayor Can't Fall Down - Boris Johnson Gets Stuck On A Zipline

Boris Johnson awaits rescue from his zipline above Victoria Park.
Jeremy Vine/Twitter

The lively, boisterous mayor of London has a new accomplishment: he's the first person to get stuck on a zipline today across London's Victoria Park.

According to ITV news, Johnson was heard hollering, "Get me a rope, get me a ladder" as he dangled above the ground in his suit and blue helmet. He clutched two British flags as he was finally pulled to safety by ground teams.

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6:21am

Wed August 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: India Blackouts Infuriate Millions; Gore Vidal Dies

Welcome to August! We're following these stories today:

Indignant In India: Blackouts Have Millions 'Fuming'.

Gore Vidal, In Words.

Syrian President Makes Remarks To Troops But Doesn't Reveal His Whereabouts. (New York Times)

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9:01am

Sat July 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Syria: 'Mother Of All Battles' Looms In Aleppo

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 2:54 pm

Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in the Syrian town of Azaz, some 20 miles north of Aleppo, on Tuesday.
Turkpix AP

Syrian rebels are taking a pounding in Aleppo, Syria's largest city but they continue to hold some neighborhoods where they've taken control. VOA reports the Syrian government is warning of "the mother of all battles" in the commercial hub, home to millions of people. Russia says a tragedy is "imminent."

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Fri July 27, 2012

10:06am

Wed July 25, 2012
The Two-Way

After Another Night Of Near-Riots In Anaheim, Latinos Want Feds To Investigate

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 4:02 pm

An injured pedestrian cries out to end the destruction of local properties after violence erupted between police officers and protesters during demonstrations to show outrage for the fatal shooting of Manuel Angel Diaz.
Jonathan Gibby Getty Images

Update at 5:36 p.m. ET. U.S. Attorney Will Investigate:

During a press conference today, Mayor Tom Tait asked for calm. He also said that the Office of the U.S. Attorney had agreed to investigate the shootings.

"The first step is to get to the truth," Tait said according to the Orange County Register. "That takes some time and patience, and that's what I'm asking for."

Our Original Post Continues:

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