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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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Morning News Brief: U.K. Ups Threat Level, Brennan Testifies, Trump Meets The Pope

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Trump's First International Trip Offers Chance To Refocus Foreign Policy

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Ongoing Controversy Threatens To Damage Trump's Credibility

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Morning News Brief: Robert Mueller As Special Counsel, New Google Products

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White House Responds To Appointment Of Special Counsel In Russia Probe

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White House Says Reports That Trump Revealed Classified Data Are Wrong

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News Brief: Trump Accused Of Sharing Classified Data, Iran Election Preview

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White House Responds To Report Trump Revealed Classified Information To Russians

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Critics Lash Out At Trump After He Fires FBI Director James Comey

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Trump Planned To Fire Comey Regardless Of Justice Department Recommendation

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White House Defends Decision To Fire FBI Director James Comey

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Comey's Firing Due To Handling Of Clinton Email Probe, White House Says

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