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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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Mexico's Front Seat In The Global Auto Industry

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Takata To Pay $1 Billion In Settlement Over Airbag Scandal

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Auto Show Lesson: The Difference Between Driverless And Self-Driving Cars

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Volkswagen Announces Tentative $4.3 Billion Settlement Deal

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Ford Scraps Plans For Mexico Plant In Surprise Move

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On A Scale Of 1 to 5, How Autonomous Is Your Car?

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Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, stands with the Buick Riviera concept as it makes its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2008 in Detroit. John F. Martin/Courtesy of General Motors hide caption

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From 'No Way,' To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM's Design Chief

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Online Purchases Give Consumers The Upper Hand In Holiday Shopping

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Holiday Shoppers Expected To Spend Most Money Online

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Black Friday Isn't The Big Shopping Day That It Used To Be

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Makers of High-End Sports Sedans Climb On The SUV Bandwagon

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Many Auto Industry Leaders Fear Potential Trade Conflicts Under Trump

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