Mara Liasson Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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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 Morning Edition and All Things Considered. 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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Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets

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In A Busy Week, Trump Tests The 'You Break It, You Own It' Rule

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Kelly Tries To Impose Order On An Unruly White House

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Trump Continues To Use Twitter As Main Form Of Communication

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Tillerson Says He Never Considered Resigning As Secretary Of State

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Trump Travels To Las Vegas As Probe Continues Into Shooter's Motive

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News Brief: Trump In Las Vegas, Gun Control, Theresa May's Troubles

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For Trump, Another Tragedy Presents Another Test

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What Does The Alabama Senate Race Mean For The Divide In The GOP?

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Trump Defends Criticism Of NFL Players For National Anthem Protests

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Weekend Politics: Graham-Cassidy, Trump Vs. Athletes

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How Have President Trump's Bipartisan Efforts Been Received By Republicans?

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Republicans Try Again With Health Care Overhaul

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