Audie Cornish

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Audie Cornish
Education University of Massachusetts Amherst
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) Weekend Edition Sunday
Spouse(s) Theo Emery

Audie Cornish is a journalist and a current co-host of NPR's All Things Considered.

Cornish was born in Randolph, Massachusetts, to Jamaican parents.[1] She has served as a reporter for the Associated Press in Boston. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.[2] During her years there, she interned with NPR[3] and worked with campus radio station WMUA. She graduated from Randolph High School in Massachusetts.

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Wikipedia Archiving Voices So You'll Always Know How Celebs Sound, Audie Cornish, National Public Radio (8:24)

Previous jobs include reporting for the NPR station WBUR, for the Associated Press in Boston, and for NPR on 10 southern states and Capitol Hill issues. She shared the 2005 first prize in the National Awards for Education Writing for a study of the achievement gap between races. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and is married to Boston Globe reporter Theo Emery.[1]

Weekend Edition and All Things Considered[edit]

On September 4, 2011, Audie replaced Liane Hansen on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. Hansen had served as host of the show for more than twenty years.

At the end of the December 18, 2011 broadcast of Weekend Edition, Cornish announced that she would be leaving the program in January 2012 to co-host All Things Considered during the 2012 election year, to be replaced on January 8 by Rachel Martin.[4] It was subsequently reported that the change was due to Michele Norris's decision to step down from All Things Considered during the 2012 election year because her husband had taken a position in the Obama re-election campaign. [5] On January 3, 2013, it was announced that Cornish would remain the host of the show and that Norris would instead return as a special correspondent.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nanos, Janelle (October 2011). "Person of Interest: Audie Cornish". Boston Magazine. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Audie Cornish: NPR Profile". National Public Radio. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  3. ^ Larry Parnass (2011-05-15). "UMass grad Audie Cornish, NPR veteran, lands Sunday anchor slot". Gazettenet.com. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  4. ^ "NPR Media Player". Npr.org. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  5. ^ 3:17 pm (2012-01-06). "New ATC and Weekend Edition Sunday hosts". Michigan Radio. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  6. ^ Memmott, Mark (2013-01-03). "NPR's Michele Norris Returning As Host/Special Correspondent : The Two-Way". NPR. Retrieved 2014-02-08.