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Cara Tallo 2010
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Cara Tallo

Deputy Executive Producer, Morning Edition

Cara Tallo is the Deputy Executive Producer for Morning Edition.

In this role, she collaborates with show and desk managers to program the daily show and set priorities for future coverage. She also coordinates story assignments and staffing for the 24 hour-a-day, 6 day-a-week staff.

Tallo came to NPR in 1999 as an intern for the National Desk. She landed at Morning Edition the following year. Prior to her current role, she worked as Overnight Supervisory Producer, line producing the live show.

Tallo has also reported her own pieces, directed the live show, and traveled the world producing for the likes of Steve Inskeep, Juan Williams, and Anne Garrels. Her work has not gone unrecognized: She's won the Overseas Press Club's Lowell Thomas Award for producing the ground-breaking 7-part series, "The Mid-East: A Century of Conflict"; and the National Association of Black Journalists' Salute to Excellence Award for her work producing Juan Williams' 3-part "March on Washington" series.

She got her start in radio at WSBG/WVPO where she learned to write copy, anchor newscasts, and function effectively at all hours of the day and night.

Tallo received a B.A in Political Science and a B.S. in Communication from Houghton College in Houghton, NY.

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