Sonari Glinton Sonari Glinton is a NPR Business Desk reporter based at our NPR West bureau.
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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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How Trump Uses Talk Of Patriotism To His Advantage

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At the January 2005 groundbreaking of the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., the future president reportedly brought up an old lawsuit and used profanity. Matthew Simmons/Getty Images hide caption

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Touch Screens Are Distracting Drivers. What Are Carmakers Doing To Help?

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Cars sit along the street in Houston following Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30. Car rental companies made preparations to move vehicles into affected areas even before the storm hit. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Rental Firms' Disaster Readiness May Help Usher The Age Of Self-Driving Cars

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Millennials were the largest group of homebuyers for the fourth consecutive year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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As Millennials Get Older, Many Are Buying SUVs To Drive To Their Suburban Homes

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Here's What Happens To All Those Flooded Cars After A Hurricane

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Charging station for electric cars in Glasgow, Scotland. With new models aimed at the mass market going on sale, Americans will be hearing a lot more about electric cars. John Guidi/Getty Images/Robert Harding Worl hide caption

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So You Want To Buy An Electric Car? It Requires Some Planning

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Jeep: Why This American Icon Could Soon Be Part Of A Chinese Company

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Ferrari race cars are lined up at dawn on Pebble Beach Golf Links' 18th green at during the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. California's Monterey Peninsula is home to the renowned car show that displays the most exotic, rare, and the most expensive cars in the world. Bruce W. Talamon for NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Showcases Most Exotic, Rare, Expensive Cars

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