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Sonari Glinton

Reporter, Business Desk, NPR West

Sonari Glinton is a NPR Business Desk Correspondent based at our NPR West bureau. He covers the auto industry, consumer goods, and consumer behavior, as well as marketing and advertising for NPR and Planet Money.

In this position, which he has held since late 2010, Glinton has tackled big stories including GM's road back to profitability and Toyota's continuing struggles. In addition, Glinton covered the 2012 presidential race, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as well as the U.S. Senate and House for NPR.

Glinton came to NPR in August 2007 and worked as a producer for All Things Considered. Over the years Glinton has produced dozen of segments about the great American Song Book and pop culture for NPR's signature programs most notably the 50 Great Voices piece on Nat King Cole feature he produced for Robert Siegel.

Glinton began his public radio career as an intern at Member station WBEZ in Chicago. He worked his way through his public radio internships working for Chicago Jazz impresario Joe Segal, waiting tables and meeting legends such as Ray Brown, Oscar Brown Jr., Marian MacPartland, Ed Thigpen, Ernestine Andersen, and Betty Carter.

Glinton attended Boston University. A Sinatra fan since his mid-teens, Glinton's first forays into journalism were album revues and a college jazz show at Boston University's WTBU. In his spare time Glinton indulges his passions for baking, vinyl albums, and the evolution of the Billboard charts.

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Volkswagen Reaches $14.7 Billion Settlement In Emissions Cheating Scheme

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Volkswagen Expected To Pay Billions To Settle Emissions Scandal

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VW Faces Tuesday Deadline For Diesel Emissions Settlement

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Volkswagen reportedly is near a deal with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it used cheating software to manipulate emissions test results on its diesel cars. Alexander Koerner/Getty Images hide caption

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Airbag Replacement Backlog Could Take Years To Ease

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Actor Anton Yelchin was killed Sunday when his Jeep Cherokee apparently rolled after he exited the vehicle and pinned him against a fence. Richard Shotwell/AP hide caption

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Thousands Gather To Celebrate The Life Of 'The Greatest' Muhammad Ali

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Mourners Gather In Louisville, Ky., For Muhammad Ali Funeral Service

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Indian Auto Maker Balances Luxury With Global Sustainability

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Why Americans Are Buying More Trucks And SUVs Than Cars

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How To Buy A Car: Start With Some Patience

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Takata Air Bag Recall Expands To 40 Million More Vehicles

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A customer receives a slice of pizza from the prepared food section of the new Whole Foods Market Inc. store in downtown Los Angeles. Prepared foods sold at supermarkets, big-box and convenience stores are a bigger and bigger portion of those companies' profits. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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What's For Dinner? The Options For A Fast Answer Multiply

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