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Ammad Omar

Editor, Morning Edition

Ammad Omar is an editor for NPR's Morning Edition. He helps shape the show's story ideas and programming focus.

He's also appeared on various on-air segments across NPR, including roundtable discussions and letters segments on Tell Me More with Michel Martin, and newsmagazines including All Things Considered.

Prior to joining NPR in 2011, Omar worked worked at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio for more than five years, serving as the News Desk Editor, managing a team of reporters and interns, as well as being a host and producer.

Omar got his start in journalism in 2002 when he anchored the news for a satellite television station, Indus Vision, in Pakistan, which broadcast to more than sixty countries worldwide.

Omar graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

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Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper defeated incumbent Pat McCrory in a tight election. Cooper is seen here with his wife, Kristin, at an election night rally in Raleigh. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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U.S. intelligence agencies maintain that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials'™ email accounts during the runup to the presidential election. Toru Hanai/AP hide caption

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Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof told a federal judge Wednesday that he will not present evidence or witnesses in the penalty phase of his trial. Roof (pictured in 2015) faces the death penalty. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Listeners Weigh In On 'Tanning Of America'

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Chicago Baseball Teams Flatter To Deceive

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In Chicago, White Sox Fans Elated

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United Slashes Pilot Ranks, Blames Fuel Costs

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U.S. Olympic Panel Backs Chicago for 2016 Games

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Violent Videos Put Chicago Police Under Cloud

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