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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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Trump Delivers Populist Message To Supporters, Pence Speaks To Insiders In Washington

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Trump Transition Continues Amid Fallout From Controversial Tweets

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Politics In The News: Transition And Recount

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Questions About Trump Dominate Obama's Final Foreign Trip

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Working Weekend: Obama In Peru; Trump In New Jersey

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Republicans Consider How Trump Has Changed Their Party

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Transition Process Begins: Trump To Meet With Obama At The White House

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Hillary Clinton greets supporters and members of her staff ahead of her concession speech Wednesday at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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4 Questions Democrats Now Have To Grapple With

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Democrats Adjust To New Role As Minority Party After Election

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Polls Close In Ohio, North Carolina And West Virginia

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Polls Begin Closing In 6 States Across the U.S.

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2016 Presidential Campaign Revealed Deep Divisions In The Democratic Party

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2016 Campaign Leaves Major Impact On Republican Party's Future

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Early Voting Data Provides Clues About Turnout On Election Day

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