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Audie Cornish

Host, All Things Considered

Audie Cornish is host of All Things Considered, along with Robert Siegel, Ari Shapiro, and Kelly McEvers.

Previously, she served as host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into that host position in the fall of 2011, Cornish reported from Capitol Hill for NPR News, covering issues and power in both the House and Senate and specializing in financial industry policy. She was part of NPR's six-person reporting team during the 2008 presidential election, and had a featured role in coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Cornish comes to Washington, D.C., from Nashville, where she covered the South for NPR, including many the Gulf states left reeling by the 2005 hurricane season. She has also covered the aftermath of other disasters, including the deaths of several miners in West Virginia in 2006, as well as the tornadoes that struck Tennessee in 2006 and Alabama in 2007.

Before coming to NPR, Cornish was a reporter for Boston's award-winning public radio station WBUR. There she covered some of the region's major news stories, including the legalization of same sex marriage, the sexual abuse scandal in the Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese, as well as Boston's hosting of the Democratic National Convention. Cornish also reported for WBUR's syndicated programming including On Point, distributed by NPR, and Here and Now.

In 2005, Cornish shared in a first prize in the National Awards for Education Writing for "Reading, Writing, and Race," a study of the achievement gap. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Cornish has served as a reporter for the Associated Press in Boston. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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For The Venezuelan Opposition, Protests Are 'Like A War'

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'Big Sick' Creators Nanjiani And Gordon On Turning Their Courtship Into A Movie

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Dramatic Increase In Number Of People Being Hospitalized Due To Opioids

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A History Of The Changes In Press Briefings

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"If you hear the music, you don't have to be there looking at somebody's body," Sonny Rollins says. "His music is here. All the time." John Abbott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 7 Decades, Sonny Rollins Can't Get Music Off His Mind

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From Paris With Love: A Kansas City Musician Gets Distance And Perspective

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Reporter: Blast Hit Arena Full Of Young Girls At U.S. Pop Star's Concert

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This Simple Puzzle Test Sealed The Fate Of Immigrants At Ellis Island

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Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

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Radical Grooves And Hometown Heroes: Cuba's Lasting Jazz Legacy

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The few fertile women remaining in the oppressive Republic of Gilead must serve as reproductive surrogates for powerful leaders in the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. George Kraychyk/Hulu hide caption

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'The Handmaid's Tale' Wants You To Feel Like 'This Could Happen Here'

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Call To Action: 'This Fight' Will Take Everybody

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GoldLink On Go-Go And Making The Best Of A Bittersweet History

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Actor John Leguizamo's Career Goal: To Give Latino Kids Their Own Heroes

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Chimamanda Adichie's novels include Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. The author is pictured here at NPR in February 2017. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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How Do You Raise A Feminist Daughter? Chimamanda Adichie Has 15 Suggestions

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