Carline Watson is the Supervising Senior Producer for NPR's news talk-show Talk of the Nation, which is heard by 3.3 million listeners every week. In this position she manages the program's daily workflow including the right topics, right mix of guests, pacing of the program and supervises the production staff of seven.
In January 1996, Watson came to work at NPR as an editorial assistant on Weekend Edition Sunday. Since that time she has worked on the first iteration of satellite radio, News and Notes, and All Things Considered. Watson is especially proud of her work as a producer on The Tavis Smiley Show and as the show's director.
Before NPR, Watson gained experience with journalism by working in the press office of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London. Previously she worked with Human Rights Watch.
After graduating summa cum laude from Howard University with a degree in political science and journalism, Watson went on to earn a Master's of Science degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.