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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1:00pm

Sat February 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Florida's Great Python Challenge Is Over; Not Many Are Caught

Bill Booth stretches out a dead Burmese python caught during Florida's "Python Challenge" on Jan. 19.
Wilfredo Lee AP

After all the hoopla and news of people buying tools to catch Burmese pythons invading Florida, the state's monthlong hunt for them is over. Hunters caught 68 pythons. That's right, 68, according to The Associated Press, even though 1,600 people signed up with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to search for them.

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11:33am

Sat February 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Huge Bomb Kills Dozens In Pakistani Market

Originally published on Sun February 17, 2013 6:26 am

Rescue teams attend the bodies of victims who died in a marketplace bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, on Saturday.
Banaras Khan AFP/Getty

The top of this post was updated on Feb. 17 at 6:04 a.m.

At least 81 people are dead and another 180 are wounded after an explosive device went off in a crowded marketplace in Quetta, Pakistan. Photos from the scene show heavy smoke rising over buildings.

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10:45am

Sat February 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Nuclear Waste Seeping From Container In Hazardous Wash. State Facility

Originally published on Sat February 16, 2013 1:24 pm

Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash., in 2010.
Shannon Dininny AP

They thought they'd managed this problem a few years ago. But Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee got a disturbing call Friday from Energy Secretary Steven Chu: Nuclear waste is leaking out of a tank in one of the most contaminated nuclear waste sites in the U.S.

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11:09am

Tue February 5, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Crashes In Austrian Event

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 1:36 pm

Skier Lindsay Vonn is airlifted after crashing during the women's Super-G event in Schladming, Austria, possibly injuring her knee, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
Luca Bruno AP

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association says that American skier Lindsey Vonn crashed during the women's world Super-G competition in Austria today and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Reports indicate she may have a serious knee injury.

The gold-winning Olympian was trailing the race leader by 0.12 seconds, according to the USSA, when she crashed. She was taken for medical treatment by helicopter, which the organization says is 'standard protocol'.

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1:56pm

Sat February 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Direct Talks With Iran? Biden Says It's Possible

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 2:53 pm

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Saturday.
Matthias Schrader AP

Vice President Joe Biden says the United States is ready to hold direct talks with Iran over its nuclear program — provided that the country's top leader is serious about such discussions.

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1:02pm

Sat February 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Powerful Quake Rocks Northern Japan; No Reported Damage

The Japanese Meteorological Agency says an extremely strong earthquake rattled the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Saturday. The magnitude was 6.4. The U.S. Geological Survey's report puts the tremor at a higher magnitude of 6.9; the epicenter was very deep, about 65 miles below ground, near the city of Obihiro. That's about 120 miles east of Hokkaido's largest city, Sapporo.

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12:15pm

Sat February 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Yes, He Did: Obama Shoots Skeet

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 9:01 am

President Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David in Maryland on Aug. 4.
Pete Souza The White House

The White House has released proof that President Obama really did shoot skeet — at least once — at the Maryland presidential retreat, last summer.

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10:32am

Sat February 2, 2013
The Two-Way

'Vive Francois Hollande!' France's President Visits Mali

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 11:15 am

French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by well-wishers on his short visit to Timbuktu, Mali, on Saturday.
Jerome Delay AP

The security situation in Northern Mali has improved with the arrival of the French military last month, so French president Francois Hollande traveled there Saturday for a one-day visit. He didn't stay in the southern capital, Bamako, which has remained under Malian government control, but instead flew north to the ancient city of Timbuktu to meet residents and thank French troops for their work in ousting Islamist rebels from the historic city.

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12:53pm

Sat January 5, 2013
The Two-Way

NFL Weekend Playoffs: Wild-Card Games, Dynamic Quarterbacks And A Loser

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 2:54 pm

Michael Dwyer AP

The NFL has four wild-card playoff games this weekend, and millions of people will settle back in sofas to scream at their televisions in joy or frustration on Saturday and Sunday.

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12:45pm

Wed January 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Pa. Gov. Suing NCAA To Stop Penn State Sex Abuse Sanctions

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett
Matt Rourke AP

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R), says the NCAA badly overreached itself when it imposed punitive financial sanctions on Penn State over the handling of sexual predator and former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Corbett is filing a federal anti-trust lawsuit against the collegiate athletic association, saying it ignored its own disciplinary rules in its rush to castigate the Pennsylvania university.

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