Elizabeth Blair Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award winning, Senior Producer/Reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR News.
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Elizabeth Blair

Senior Producer/Reporter, Arts Desk

Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award winning, Senior Producer/Reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR News.

On a daily basis, she produces, edits and reports arts and cultural segments that air on NPR News magazines including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Her recent stories explored the rise of public humiliation in popular culture, consumers' changing media habits and the intersection of the arts and education.

In this position that she has held since 2003, Blair's varied work has included profiles of actor Neil Patrick Harris, rapper K'Naan, and the band Pearl Jam. She has written and produced long-form documentaries on such cultural icons as Paul Robeson and Billie Holiday. Blair oversaw the production of some of NPR's most popular special projects including "50 Great Voices," the NPR series on awe-inspiring voices from around the world and across time in, and the "In Character" series which explored famous American fictional characters.

Over the years, Blair has received several honors for her work including two Peabody Awards and a Gracie.

For three and a half years, Blair lived in Paris, France, where she co-produced Le Jazz Club From Paris with Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the monthly magazine Postcard From Paris.

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Okieriete Onaodowan had to learn both accordion and piano to play the role of Pierre in Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812. He ends his run on the show in mid-August. Chad Batka/Courtesy of Matt Ross PR hide caption

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There's No Easy Answer For Why 'The Great Comet' Is Closing

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Hackers Release 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes After HBO Hack

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Kevin Hart's New Online Comedy Service Joins Crowded Streaming Market

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Sasheer Zamata Uses Comedy To Address Intolerance

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In 'Planet Of The Apes,' Caesar Embodies A Flawed But Fearless Leader

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'They Love Freedom': Ai Weiwei On His Lego Portraits Of Fellow Activists

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

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Podcasts And Audiobooks Reach Out To A New Audience: Children

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Backing Musicians Do The Heavy Lifting On NBC's 'The Voice'

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For Record $110.5 Million

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Josh Groban Leaves Big Shoes To Fill In The Tony-Nominated 'Great Comet'

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When Elmo And Big Bird Talk To Refugees

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From D.C. Theater To '24': The Rise Of Actor Corey Hawkins

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