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.


The Two-Way
4:35 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Was Miss USA Pageant Rigged? Trump Says No, Plans To Sue

The former Miss Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin.
Darren Decker AP

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 2:34 pm

Barely a day after she competed in the Miss USA beauty contest, Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin tore off her sash and fired a scorching resignation:

"In good conscience I can no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy."

Trashy? There's a surprising perjorative from a woman who says on Facebook she's spent a decade associated with the pageant.

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NPR Diversions
7:33 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Hairy, scary, biting spiders - and they travel in packs

A spider suspected to be a new species of tarantula is displayed

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 6:37 am

Here's a nightmare come true: a group of Indian villagers were gathered for a festival last month when they were attacked by a swarm of large, biting spiders. They're hairy, have fangs, and apparently latch on when they sink their teeth into their prey.

Calling Peter Parker.

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The Two-Way
9:41 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak, author of 'Where The Wild Things Are', dies

Maurice Sendak stands with a character from his book "Where the Wild Things Are," in 2002.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 6:33 am

Award-winning children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak has died at 83. He shot to fame in 1963 with his picture book 'Where The Wild Things Are'. He published several more books, including 'In The Night Kitchen', 'Outside Over There' and most recently, 'Bumble-Ardy'.

Family friend Lynn Ceprio confirmed his death. The New York Times reports his cause of death was complications from a stroke he'd recently suffered.

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NPR tech news
9:33 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Why are they always angry? Coming soon: Angry Birds, the series


Originally published on Tue April 3, 2012 8:12 am

If you can't get enough of the addicting, furious fowl on your mobile device or on Facebook, the creator of the wildly popular Angry Birds game plans to launch a series of very short cartoons later this year. Rovio Entertainment announced at the MIPTV programming conference that the Angry Birds will broaden their stories beyond the famous mobile app.

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11:48 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Remote Alaskan Volcano Shows Signs Of Activity

Originally published on Wed February 1, 2012 8:54 am

There's a new lava dome forming on top of Alaska's Cleveland Volcano, and the Alaska Volcano Observatory bumped up its aviation warning level to orange. That means the volcano is "exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption".

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The Two-Way
2:50 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

NPR diversions: Why dung beetles dance

Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 11:18 am

Finally! Here's a solution for lost motorists who refuse to stop and ask for directions - imitate a dung beetle.

There's a reason why dung beetles shake it on top of their dung balls: they're apparently trying to find out where they're going. Researcher Emily Baird tested her theory on dung beetles at a South African farm and learned the bugs gyrate when they're off-course.

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The Two-Way
3:21 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Direct from the red planet - Martian meteorites

Originally published on Tue January 17, 2012 1:05 pm

It's a long way for a rock to travel, but scientists confirm that several meteorites that plunged into southern Morocco last summer are actually from Mars. Meteorites do fall on the Earth, but debris from Mars has only made it to Earth on four previous occasions, according to AP. The Martian meteorite fall is the first since 1962.

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The Two-Way
2:59 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce computers hacked, allegedly by China


Originally published on Wed December 21, 2011 1:35 pm

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was infiltrated by computer hackers last year, and the Wall Street Journal reports the organization blames saboteurs in China. The attacks occurred in May 2010; the hacking was so "sophisticated" that the infiltrators accessed all of the Chamber's data, including information about the group's three million members. It's not clear how much information was actually stolen.

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The Two-Way
12:19 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Historic Alaska storm weakens; flooding, erosion dangers increase

Part of a house roof lies on the ground in Nome, Alaska after a storm with hurricane force winds and heavy snow struck the state Wednesday.

Originally published on Thu November 10, 2011 11:05 am

The powerful storm thrashing Alaska is losing strength as it moves inland from the northwestern part of the state. The National Weather Service warns coastal flooding is now the main concern, although hurricane strength winds are dying down.

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The Two-Way
12:50 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Boeing to build new spacecraft in old shuttle hangar

Boeing released this artist's rendering of its planned CST-100 which can carry a crew of seven.


Originally published on Mon October 31, 2011 10:41 am

There's a new private spacecraft in development to fly astronauts to the International Space Station and its maker, Boeing, has decided to build it in Florida. Boeing is leasing an old shuttle hangar from the Kennedy Space Center to construct the Crew Space Transportation-100 vehicle, or the CST. The facility has to be refurbished and staff hired, and Boeing says if it continues to win government contracts for the vehicle, the CST-100 will make its first test flights by the end of 2015.

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