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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The Two-Way
8:26 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Top Stories: Post-Debate Analysis; Mild Earthquake Surprises New England

Happy post-debate day! Here are our early stories:

Along With Sparks, Errors Fly In Second Debate.

Rare Earthquake Rattles New England.

And here are other morning headlines:

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The Two-Way
11:40 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Motorists Beware! Zombies Ahead!

A Portland, Maine road sign is changed to a zombie warning on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. It originally read "Night work 8 pm-6 am. Expect delays."
Jeff Peterson AP

Unsuspecting motorists got either a shiver or a laugh yesterday morning in Portland, Maine as they drove by a construction site whose warning sign had been hacked: instead of the typical caution, they were told 'Warning Zombies Ahead!'

Portland authorities are not amused.

"These (signs) are deployed and used as a safety precaution. They're not a toy," Portland spokeswoman Nicole Clegg told the Portland Press Herald. She says the prank is a crime.

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The Two-Way
9:55 am
Thu October 11, 2012

U.S. Foreclosures Drop Dramatically, But The Picture Remains Very Mixed

An auction sign in front of a Salem, Ore., home on Feb. 23.
Rick Bowmer AP

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 10:38 am

RealtyTrac, an online industry group that follows the foreclosure market, says the number of foreclosed properties nationally dropped dramatically in September, down by seven percent from August. And the firm says since September 2011, foreclosures are down 16 percent — that's the lowest total since July 2007.

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The Two-Way
9:50 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Counterfeit Airbags Pose Surprise Hazard To Motorists

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 12:21 pm

If the airbag in your car was replaced sometime in the past three years, and it wasn't done at an auto shop attached to a car dealership, there is a small possibility the part could be fake.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to issue an alert today telling consumers whether they should have their vehicles checked for the real McCoy. More than 100 types of vehicle airbags could be involved.

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The Two-Way
11:16 am
Thu October 4, 2012

It's Not Just The NFL Refs - Professional Orchestras Get Locked Out

Locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra perform in a free event in a gym in Minneapolis.
Stacy Bengs AP

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 7:27 pm

High profile labor disputes aren't just for professional sports. While the NHL and the hockey players try talking/not talking and the NFL refs are (thankfully) back after their successful contract agreement, some major orchestras are hoping for breakthroughs.

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The Two-Way
10:39 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Los Angeles Overturns Its Brand New Ban On Marijuana Shops

Pedestrians pass a medical marijuana dispensary in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles on July 24, 2012.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Faced with several lawsuits, petitions with thousands of signatures and heavy criticism, the Los Angeles City Council reversed itself yesterday. In a preliminary vote, members ended the city's ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

The ban was only enacted in July.

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The Two-Way
11:24 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Some Good Legal News For Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Zacharie Scheurer AP

French prosecutors dropped a gang rape charge today against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund leader. He's been embroiled in sexual assault charges that began last year when a maid at a New York hotel claimed he raped her.

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The Two-Way
11:13 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Climbing In Nepal Can Be Deadly - So Is Flying There

Plane wreckage burns near the airport in Katmandu, Nepal, following an accident that killed 19 people aboard.
AP

A plane crashed in Katmandu, Nepal just after takeoff today, killing 19 people. Reports say the pilot had quickly radioed he was having trouble, and had attempted to return to the airport.

There are several reports the small plane hit a bird as it ascended, as VOA notes. The aircraft crashed and burst into flames near the airport.

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The Two-Way
9:50 am
Fri September 28, 2012

The Post Office Will Miss Another Multi-Billion Dollar Payment

Robert Ray AP

This Sunday, the U.S. Postal Service won't be able to pay its latest $5.6 billion dollar obligation. This will be its second default; on Aug. 1 it failed to come up with a $5.5 billion dollar payment. The Service is warning of expected losses this year unless something is done:

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The Two-Way
10:59 am
Thu September 27, 2012

VIDEO: British Prime Minister Flubs Letterman's British History Pop Quiz

British Prime Minister David Cameron is in New York to address the U.N.'s General Assembly, and dropped by the Late Show last night to chat with David Letterman.

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The Two-Way
9:11 am
Thu September 27, 2012

'13' Brings Luck For A Mystery $200 Million Powerball Winner

Amber Hunt AP

One unidentified lottery player likes a little irony with his win. Wednesday's winner of the valuable interstate Powerball lottery played these numbers: 13-26-39-41-42. The Powerball number was 10. Interestingly, the first three numbers played are all connected with 13.

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