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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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After L.A. Riots, Leaders Failed To Rebuild A Broken City

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Car Design School Prepares For New Age Of Driverless Vehicles

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Dodge head of passenger car brands Tim Kuniskis talks about the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon during a media preview for the New York International Auto Show on Tuesday. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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840 Horsepower And Revving To Go: A 'Last Gasp' For Supercars?

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Ford Unveils A Hybrid That Can Be Used In High-Speed Police Chases

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California Doubles Down On Efforts To Slow Climate Change

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Trump To Reopen Review Of Car Fuel Efficiency Standards

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Trump Administration To Review Vehicle Emissions Rules

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How Administration Regs Could Affect The Future Of The Electric Car

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Snapchat Goes Public In Largest Tech IPO Since Alibaba

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Ford Replaces CD Player With Streaming Music In New Vehicle

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Auto Workers' Union To Launch 'Buy American' Campaign

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American Love For The Family Sedan Fades As Sales Fall

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Volkswagen Overtakes Toyota As World's Largest Automaker

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