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Uri Berliner

Senior Editor

As Senior Editor at NPR, Uri Berliner oversees coverage of business and the economy. He has supervised and edited much of NPR's work on the financial crisis, the auto industry, energy and the workplace. Berliner has helped to build Planet Money, a prize-winnng multimedia team that covers the global economy.

Until recently, Berliner also edited NPR's sports coverage and was part of a team that won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Berliner came to NPR in 1999 from California, where he worked as a reporter for 12 years at daily newspapers in San Diego and Santa Barbara. At the San Diego Union-Tribune, he covered wildfires, street gangs, the border and military issues before becoming the paper's economics correspondent. His feature writing and investigative reporting earned several awards.

In 1998, Berliner was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he studied business, history and economics. The following year he moved to Washington, D.C.

Originally from New York City, Berliner received his undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College, and went on to receive his Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

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In Basketball's D-League, Player Takes Long Shot At NBA Dream
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For John Holland, Breaking Into The NBA Came Down To One Shot
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Courtside Seat For Basketball Games Helps Ohio Woman Fight Cancer
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Live Long And Prosper: Reviving An Idea For Income In Old Age
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More than half of working people in this country have saved less than $25,000 for retirement and many pay crippling investment fees that eat away at gains. Automated financial advisers called roboadvisers offer a low-fee alternative. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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Would You Let A Robot Manage Your Retirement Savings?
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Iranian stockbrokers monitor share prices at the Tehran Stock Exchange in April. The historical Iran nuclear deal could open the country's market up to international investors. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Nuclear Deal Opens Up Potential For Investors In Iran's Stock Market
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This year's ESPN NCAA basketball coverage did not shy away from talking about the ordinarily sensitive topic of betting as much as it has in the past. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images hide caption

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ESPN Brings Betting Talk To The Mainstream
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Canada Cuts Down On Red Tape. Could It Work In The U.S.?
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Miller Farm, the terminus of Van Syckel's pipeline, in 1868. The oil was pumped to Miller Farm and then transported by railroad. Drake Well Museum/Courtesy of PHMC hide caption

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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline
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Jed Brown drives 100 miles each day to work between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Cheaper gas is making his commute more manageable, but he doesn't expect the low prices to last. Uri Berliner/NPR hide caption

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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute
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The number of catalogs mailed in the U.S. peaked in 2007, according to the Direct Marketing Association. It's come down since then, but last year it reached 11.9 billion. NPR hide caption

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Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs
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John Harris makes a weld for a test during a welding class at Spartanburg Community College in Spartanburg, S.C., on Oct. 22. Mike Belleme for NPR hide caption

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In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work
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Will The NFL's Domestic Violence Scandal Hurt Its Bottom Line?
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