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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7:33am

Wed July 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Could Compton Become California's 4th City To Go Bankrupt?

Financial troubles are surfacing in another California city: Compton, just south of Los Angeles, is in trouble. Just like Stockton, Mammoth Lakes and San Bernardino, Compton's bills are too big and its income too small.

Last week, Standard and Poor's, Compton's credit rating agency, put the some of the city's bonds on credit watch. S-and-P cited problems with alleged waste, fraud and misuse of city dollars, and blamed city officials for failing to turn over documents that might clear up questions.

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6:09am

Wed July 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Senior Syrian Official Killed; NATO Supply Trucks Destroyed

Good morning - we're following these stories today:

Syrian Defense Minister Killed In Explosion, State TV Says.

Taliban Militants Destroy 22 NATO Supply Trucks In Northern Afghanistan. (AFP)

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11:07am

Thu July 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Cheers For Biden At NAACP Convention As He Contrasts Obama And Romney

A day after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke to the nation's oldest civil right organization, Vice President Joe Biden appeared at the NAACP's annual convention. He quickly tackled one issue that drew Romney sustained boos — the 2010 health care overhaul.

Biden appeared in place of President Obama, who made a brief videotaped address thanking the group for its work. He walked out to warm applause, and several of his remarks were interrupted by shouts of agreement.

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6:16am

Thu July 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Penn State Scandal Report; Biden To Speak To NAACP

Good Thursday! We're looking at these stories today:

Vice President Biden To Address NAACP Convention One Day After Mitt Romney's Speech. (CNN)

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Receiving Treatment For Mood Disorder, Says His Office. (Chicago Sun Times)

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8:42am

Wed July 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Train Derailment In Columbus, Ohio Triggers Explosion

Neighbors watch a fire from a train derailment in Columbus, Ohio.
Andrew Spear AP

A train carrying hazardous material derailed in Columbus, Ohio overnight and boxcars caught fire. The Norfolk Southern freighter was outbound for Chicago when it jumped the tracks about 2:00 a.m.

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