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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11:10am

Wed October 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Equal Pay For Equal Work: Not Even College Helps Women

Barnard College graduates listen to President Barack Obama at commencement ceremonies on May 14, 2012.
Richard Drew AP

A startling new report finds freshly graduated college women will likely face this hurdle when entering the work world: they're worth less than equally educated men.

The American Association of University Women is releasing a new study that shows when men and women attend the same kind of college, pick the same major and accept the same kind of job, on average, the woman will still earn 82 cents to every dollar that a man earns.

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11:40am

Fri October 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Life Of The Mother: Never A Reason For Abortion, Congressman Says

Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 1:43 pm

Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) right, and challenger Tammy Duckworth, left, at a televised debate at WTTW Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

During a televised debate Thursday on Chicago's WTTW, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) reiterated his opposition to abortion in any circumstance. It's similar to the Republican Party's national platform, which doesn't have any exceptions for abortion in the case of rape or incest. Walsh is taking it a step further — banning abortion to save the life of the mother.

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10:16am

Fri October 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Deadly Car Bomb In Downtown Beirut Causes Devastation

Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 2:17 pm

Lebanese firefighters extinguish burning cars in Beirut following a huge bomb explosion.
Hussein Malla AP

A huge explosion in central Beirut has killed at least eight people and wounded at least 78, state media in Lebanon are reporting, according to NPR's Kelly McEvers. The target of the bomb isn't clear, but Reuters says the blast occurred on the same street that's home to a political group that opposes Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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10:38am

Thu October 11, 2012
The Two-Way

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

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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1:36pm

Fri September 14, 2012
The Two-Way

No Deal Yet: Chicago Teachers On Strike For Fifth Day

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 5:41 pm

Chicago public school teachers pose for a photo on a picket line as their strike extends into a fifth day.
M. Spencer Green AP

Update at 3:00 p.m. ET. No Settlement Expected Today:

NPR's Ken Barcus says that no settlement is expected today. The most likely scenario is a contract vote sometime on Sunday, he says.

The Chicago Tribune reports quotes a union attorney who said that the outlines of an agreement are there, but a vote on ending the strike is not likely until Sunday.

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4:02pm

Sat September 1, 2012
The Two-Way

'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' Author Richard Bach Injured In Plane Crash

A file photo of author Richard Bach, in 1975.
Associated Press

Pilot and author Richard Bach was hurt Friday when the small plane he was flying tangled in power lines as he attempted to land, according to media reports.

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1:37pm

Sat September 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Fact Check: Paul Ryan Exaggerates Marathon Claim

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 1:48 pm

Rep. Paul Ryan claimed to have run a marathon in less than three hours.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Correction: the Runner's World calculator discussed below is used for training purposes. A pace calculator estimates that Ryan would have needed to run at about 6:50 per mile to complete a marathon in 2:59.

Our original post:

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7:27pm

Sat August 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Storm Forces Republicans To Cancel Monday Convention Events

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 8:55 pm

Tropical Storm Isaac's projected path on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Isaac has been difficult to track, but its potential to affect Florida has caused the Republican National Convention to change its plans. Events for Monday have been canceled, though the committee will convene briefly. As Alan Greenblatt reported for It's All Politics, this is now the second-consecutive Republican National Convention to be delayed by a storm.

Update at 8:55 p.m. ET. Nomination Delayed:

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3:51pm

Sat August 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies

Originally published on Sun August 26, 2012 5:28 pm

Armstrong in the lunar module after the historic moonwalk.
AP NASA

Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, known for his words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," has died. The first man ever to walk on the moon was 82.

Update at 5:15 p.m. ET:

Armstrong's family has released a statement, saying he died following cardiovascular procedures. NASA published it here. They say, "Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job."

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1:48pm

Sat August 25, 2012
The Two-Way

In Killing New York Gunman, Police Also Shot Bystanders

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 9:42 pm

Police investigate a shooting at the Empire State Building in New York on Friday.
Louis Lanzano AP

The shooting outside the Empire State Building on Friday took a new turn Saturday: New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says all nine bystanders wounded in the deadly incident were "struck either by fragments or bullets fired by the police."

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1:02pm

Sat August 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Preparing For A 'Horrible Event'; The U.S. And Turkey Plan For Syria's Collapse

Originally published on Sat August 11, 2012 1:20 pm

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (top right) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pose for a photograph with Syrian refugees in Turkey on Saturday.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu got straight to the point in their joint news conference Saturday. They announced the creation of a new working group that will monitor what's happening next door in Syria and prepare for crises.

One of those crises could include the possibility that the Syrian government decides to deploy chemical weapons against rebels or other perceived enemies.

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2:15pm

Sat July 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Syria: 'Mother Of All Battles' Looms In Aleppo

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 4:54 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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12:02pm

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 6:02 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."

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2:33pm

Thu July 19, 2012
The Two-Way

China And Russia Veto U.N. Resolution Threatening Sanctions On Syria

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 6:38 pm

China and Russia this morning vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that could permit sanctions against Syria unless the government of President Bashar Assad stops using weapons against civilians. This is the third time China and Russia have rebuffed measures pushed by the United States and its allies to try to bring a halt to Syria's violent civil conflict.

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1:07pm

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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