Melissa Block

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Melissa Block
Born December 1961
Education Harvard University
University of Geneva
Occupation Journalist, Radio host
Notable credit(s) National Public Radio
Spouse(s) Stefan Fatsis

Melissa Block (born December 1961) is an American radio host and journalist. She has been one of the hosts of NPR's All Things Considered news program since 2003 and has worked for NPR for 28 years.[1]


In 2008, Block was recording an interview in Chengdu, China, when the area was struck by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.[2] Her coverage of the earthquake earned her a Peabody Award, a duPont-Columbia Award, a National Headliner Award, and the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award. Her coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks earned NPR a George Foster Peabody Award. Also, her reporting from Kosovo in 1999 for NPR won an Overseas Press Club Award.[1]

She is an alumna of Harvard University/Radcliffe College and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Geneva.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Melissa Block". NPR. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Thousands Feared Dead as Earthquake Hits China", National Public Radio (May 12, 2008). Retrieved on July 29, 2008
  3. ^ "WEDDINGS; Melissa Block, Stefan Fatsis". The New York Times. March 3, 2002. Retrieved 26 May 2012. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Geneva. 

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