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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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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U.K. Bans Gas And Diesel Cars Starting 2040: Electric Cars Are The Future

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Auto Industry Benefits For Now From Subprime Loans

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling of the Model 3 in Hawthorne, Calif., on March 31, 2016. The first Model 3 is due to roll off the assembly line Friday. Justin Pritchard/AP hide caption

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As First Model 3 Rolls Off The Line, Can Tesla Sustain Momentum?

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Morning News Brief: Trump Meets Putin, Russia Probe Update, New Tesla Car

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Volvo Moves To Phase Out Combustion Engine For Electric Motors Starting In 2019

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Diesel Vehicles Stay Alive Despite Constant Drama For Car Companies

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New Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett listens to a question after being introduced as the automaker's chief executive, in Dearborn, Mich., on Monday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Ford Gives New CEO Jim Hackett A Big To-Do List

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Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields After Stock Prices Dwindle

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Ford Motor Company To Name New CEO, Reports Say

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Ford Layoffs Represent Latest Loss For Auto Industry After Record Sales

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