Jacki Lyden is a Host and Contributing Correspondent at NPR News, where she has worked since 1979. Lyden has extensive foreign experience, covered Iran, both Gulf Wars, and Afghanistan. She contributes to a variety of programs at NPR, and has produced documentary series, such as "Rising Up from Prostitution, Nashville" (2011) and 'The Florida Highwaymen" 2012. She is also a substitute host appearing on a variety of shows from ATC Weekend and "Tell Me More with Michel Martin" among others.
Lyden, NPR's first correspondent on the air on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York, was part of NPR's Dupont-Columbia award winning coverage of Afghanistan in 2001, has won the "Gracie" from American Women in Radio and TV, and speaks widely on mental health, based on her acclaimed memoir, "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba," which was adapted for a film by Wind Dancer Films, Storefront Pictures (Susan Cartsonis) and written by Karen Croner.