Noah Adams

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Noah Adams
Born Ashland, Kentucky
Nationality USA
Education Morehead State University
Occupation journalist and author
Years active 1962–present
Notable credit(s) All Things Considered (NPR)
Website
www.npr.org/people/1936703/noah-adams

Noah Adams is an American broadcast journalist and author, known primarily for his more than thirty years of experience on National Public Radio. A former co-host of the daily All Things Considered program, he is currently the senior correspondent at the network's National Desk. As a bestselling author, Adams' books tend to document a full year in his life, specifically as that year relates to a particular passion or research project. Adams has also dabbled in major documentary projects, such as Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown in 1981. The program, which he wrote and narrated, earned him the Prix Italia, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, and the Major Armstrong Award.

Adams was the host of the nationally syndicated Minnesota Public Radio variety show Good Evening, created in 1987 to replace A Prairie Home Companion after that show left the air. [1] Good Evening ran for less than a year before being canceled; A Prairie Home Companion returned after a several-year hiatus.

Adams was born in Ashland, Kentucky and is a graduate of Morehead State University. He is married to Neenah Ellis, public radio producer and general manager of WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where they both make their home.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Saint Croix Notes: River Mornings, Radio Nights (1990)—A collection of Adams' essays.
  • Noah Adams on "All Things Considered": A Radio Journal (1992; ISBN 0-393-03043-1)—Follows his work for NPR during the volatile news year of June 4, 1989 to June 4, 1990.
  • Piano Lessons: Music, Love, and True Adventures (1997; ISBN 0-385-31821-9)—Documents his struggles and random musings on learning how to play the piano at age 51.
  • Far Appalachia: Following the New River North (2001; ISBN 0-385-32013-2)—Adams explores and researches the New River, in a journey from North Carolina to Mississippi.
  • The Flyers: In Search of Wilbur and Orville Wright (2003; ISBN 0-609-81032-4)—Adams narrates the history of the Wright brothers' early aviation years by visiting the sites where history had been made.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Good Evening' to Replace 'Prairie'". The Washington Post. September 7, 1987. 
  2. ^ Laura Dempsey (2008-12-08). "WYSO picks NPR veteran as new GM". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 

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