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Mara Liasson 2010
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Mara Liasson

Correspondent, National Politics, Washington Desk

Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.

Each election year, Liasson provides key coverage of the candidates and issues in both presidential and congressional races. During her tenure she has covered six presidential elections — in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Prior to her current assignment, Liasson was NPR's White House correspondent for all eight years of the Clinton administration. She has won the White House Correspondents Association's Merriman Smith Award for daily news coverage in 1994, 1995, and again in 1997. From 1989-1992 Liasson was NPR's congressional correspondent.

Liasson joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and newscaster. From September 1988 to June 1989 she took a leave of absence from NPR to attend Columbia University in New York as a recipient of a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism.

Prior to joining NPR, Liasson was a freelance radio and television reporter in San Francisco. She was also managing editor and anchor of California Edition, a California Public Radio nightly news program, and a print journalist for The Vineyard Gazette in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Liasson is a graduate of Brown University where she earned a bachelor's degree in American history.

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Donald Trump Wins Republican Primary In Indiana
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In Indiana, Donald Trump Looks To Cement Path To GOP Nomination
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Ted Cruz Chooses Carly Fiorina As Vice Presidential Pick
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In the past, populist movements have forced a realignment or a reshuffling of voters. The big question is what effect this year's populist politics will have on both parties over time. Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic hide caption

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How This Election's Populist Politics Are Bigger Than Trump And Sanders
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Voters Put Trump, Clinton In A New York State Of Mind
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Clinton, Trump Hope To Solidify Leads With Win In New York
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Clinton, Sanders Clash In Final Primary-Season Debate
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen reflected in a mirror as he speaks to a crowd in New Hampshire last February. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Will The Republican Party Be Remade In Trump's Image?
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Ted Cruz Halts Donald Trump's Momentum With Big Wisconsin Win
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Presidential Front-Runners Look To Shore Up Status In Wisconsin Primaries
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Next Stop, Wisconsin: Front-Runners Face Speed Bumps In Next Primary
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