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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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President-Elect Trump Dismisses Reports Of Alleged Collusion With Russia

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As Questions Loom, Trump, Congress Gear Up For A Busy Wednesday

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U.S. Intelligence Findings On Russian Cyber Hacks Expose Political Rifts

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Russian President Putin holds a glass during a ceremony of receiving diplomatic credentials from foreign ambassadors in the Kremlin. President-elect Trump says he wants better relations with Putin. Sergei Karpukhin/AP hide caption

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When It Comes To Russia, So Far Donald Trump Mostly Stands Alone

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Obama To Huddle With Democrats Over How To Save Affordable Care Act

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Trump Picks Robert Lighthizer To Be U.S. Trade Representative

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Trump's Responses In U.S.-Russia Dispute Roil Congress, Intelligence Community

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A Clinton supporter stands alone in the bleachers after Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night rally in New York City emptied. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Democrats Face Difficult Path Forward After Bruising 2016 Election

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Trump Announces He's Picked Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

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Politics In The News

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Americans Divided Over Donald Trump's Early Moves As President-Elect

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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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