Scott Neuman

Scott Neuman works as a Digital News writer and editor, handling breaking news and feature stories for NPR.org. Occasionally he can be heard on-air reporting on stories for Newscasts and has done several radio features since he joined NPR in April 2007, as an editor on the Continuous News Desk.

Neuman brings to NPR years of experience as an editor and reporter at a variety of news organizations and based all over the world. For three years in Bangkok, Thailand, he served as an Associated Press Asia-Pacific desk editor. From 2000-2004, Neuman worked as a Hong Kong-based Asia editor and correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He spent the previous two years as the international desk editor at the AP, while living in New York.

As the United Press International's New Delhi-based correspondent and bureau chief, Neuman covered South Asia from 1995-1997. He worked for two years before that as a freelance radio reporter in India, filing stories for NPR, PRI and the Canadian Broadcasting System. In 1991, Neuman was a reporter at NPR Member station WILL in Champaign-Urbana, IL. He started his career working for two years as the operations director and classical music host at NPR member station WNIU/WNIJ in DeKalb/Rockford, IL.

Reporting from Pakistan immediately following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Neuman was part of the team that earned the Pulitzer Prize awarded to The Wall Street Journal for overall coverage of 9/11 and the aftermath. Neuman shared in several awards won by AP for coverage of the December 2004 Asian tsunami.

A graduate from Purdue University, Neuman earned a Bachelor's degree in communications and electronic journalism.

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6:44pm

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Announces His Resignation

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 7:19 pm

Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego speaks at a news conference in July.
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Embattled Mayor Bob Filner on Friday announced that he would step down at the end of the month following allegations by more than a dozen women that he sexually harassed them.

With equal measures of remorse and defiance, Filner, speaking before the City Council, apologized to his supporters and to "all the women I have offended."

"I had no intention to be offensive, to violate any physical or personal space," he said.

"I never had any intention to be a mayor who went out this way," he said.

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5:56pm

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Discrimination Suit Dropped Against TV's Paula Deen

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 7:28 pm

Cooking show host Paula Deen in an appearance on Fox & Friends last December.
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An agreement has been reached to dismiss a sexual harassment and discrimination suit against Food Network personality Paula Deen and her brother.

The Associated Press reports that a document filed in U.S. District Court in Savannah, Ga., said the parties had reached agreement "without any award or fees to any party."

Lisa Jackson — a former employee of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, a restaurant owned by Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers — charged that she suffered from sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

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1:46pm

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Gunman Found Guilty On All Counts In Fort Hood Murder Rampage

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 3:41 pm

Army Maj. Nidal Hasan is seen in a booking photo after being moved to the Bell County Jail on April 9, 2010, in Belton, Texas.
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A military jury has returned a guilty verdict on multiple counts of murder and attempted murder against Maj. Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist accused in the November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood.

The attack at the Texas military base killed 13 people and wounded 32 others.

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1:19pm

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Bill For Three Years In Airport Parking Lot? $106,000

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 3:17 pm

A "Denver Boot" wheel lock attached to a car in a parking lot at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.
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Chicago resident Jennifer Fitzgerald has finally settled her airport parking tickets — $106,000 worth of them.

But she'll pay just a small fraction of what she originally owed under a deal she's reached for a car registered in her name that was left for nearly three years in an employee parking lot at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

According to a lawsuit that was dismissed last week, Fitzgerald's ex-beau, Brandon Preveau, who worked at O'Hare, abandoned the 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, where it began collecting tickets on Nov. 17, 2009.

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11:38am

Fri August 23, 2013
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Hurricane Season A Bust? Don't Be So Sure

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 1:55 pm

A satellite image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30. Forecasters underestimated the intensity of the Atlantic hurricane season last year.
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Back in May, several independent forecast groups predicted an especially active Atlantic hurricane season this year. But with August drawing to a close, we've yet to see a single one.

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10:30am

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Police Say One Arrest Made In Gang Rape Of Photojournalist In India

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 12:17 pm

Police officers on Friday inspect the site where a woman in her early 20s was allegedly gang raped in Mumbai, India.
Rafiq Maqbool AP

Authorities in India say they've arrested one man and identified four others in the alleged gang rape of a young photojournalist, apparently the latest victim in a series of recent sexual assaults that have shaken the country.

NPR's Julie McCarthy reports that the woman, in her early 20s, and a male colleague were doing a photo shoot of old buildings in south Mumbai when the incident took place early Thursday evening local time.

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6:14pm

Thu August 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 6:50 pm

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Attorney General Eric Holder was "wrong to mess with Texas."
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The Justice Department has filed suit against Texas under the Voting Rights Act, claiming that the state requirement for voter identification discriminates against minorities.

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5:30pm

Thu August 22, 2013
The Two-Way

NYC Lawmakers Override Bloomberg On Police Oversight

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 5:26 pm

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference with New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly last week.
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New York's City Council has approved a new layer of oversight for the nation's largest police force, overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg a week after the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics were deemed "indirect racial profiling" of blacks and Latinos.

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1:09pm

Thu August 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Nasdaq Resumes Trading After Halt For Technical Problem

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 6:16 pm

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(This post was last updated at 6:14 p.m. ET)

Nasdaq has resumed trading in all securities following a prolonged halt Thursday afternoon caused by a technical glitch.

"NASDAQ will first re-open trading in symbols ZVZZT and AAIT with a 15-minute quoting period beginning at 14:30, with trading beginning at approximately 14:45. All other securities will then be released at 14:55 with a 15-minute quote only period with trading resuming at approximately 15:10," the exchange said in a statement.

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1:09pm

Thu August 22, 2013
The Two-Way

President Unveils Plan To Boost College Affordability

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 7:25 pm

President Obama speaks on education at University at Buffalo, State University of New York, on Thursday.
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Saying a college education is the "surest path to the middle class," President Obama announced a plan Thursday to allocate federal aid to colleges and universities based in part on their affordability.

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