Elaine Korry
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Elaine Korry

Contributor, San Francisco

Elaine Korry is an NPR contributor based in San Francisco. From August 2004-June 2007 she worked as an NPR senior reporter covering social policy for NPR, with a focus on education, and on the lives of the nation's most vulnerable citizens — the homeless, those living in poverty, working in low wage positions, and trying to find their way to a more stable life.

In 2007, she reported on hospitals struggling to serve chronically homeless people in Los Angeles; the debate over pulling welfare mothers out of school in favor of low-wage jobs; working families with children driven from San Francisco because of the spiraling cost of housing; and proposed budget cuts to literacy programs for immigrant families.

Prior to covering social policy issues, Elaine covered business and economics for NPR for 14 years. She has been awarded numerous reporting fellowships in social policy and education from the Hechinger Institute, Casey Journalism Center, and Wharton School of Business. She attended Rider University in New Jersey, and worked in public radio for 10 years prior to coming to NPR.

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For-Profit Colleges Flexible But Expensive

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Nursing Backlog Hits California Community Colleges

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Parents Go On 'Track Watch' After Calif. Teen Suicides

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Nonprofits Find Upside in Real Estate Slump

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Government to Release Revised Growth Report

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Bank Customers Not Benefiting from Rate Cuts

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Clorox Enters Booming Market for 'Green' Cleaners

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AOL to Drop Support for Netscape Browser

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Stimulus Plan May Help California Real Estate

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S.F. Wins Round in Health Insurance Battle

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Bank of America Acquires Countrywide for $4 Billion

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