Alina Hartounian Alina Hartounian is a supervising editor for NPR's NewsHub.
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Alina Hartounian

Alina Hartounian is a supervising editor for NPR's NewsHub, an audience focused team of reporters and editors who largely write for NPR.org. While guiding coverage, she has also taken time to write about bicolored lobsters and microchip graffiti.

Hartounian joined NPR from The Associated Press where she was a U.S. Assignment Manager who assigned stories, offered standards guidance, and helped mobilize teams to cover major breaking news.

She has worked on many major breaking stories, managing the AP's social newsgathering for elections, mass shootings, and the January 6 insurrection.

In her nearly 15 years at the AP, Hartounian helped build the foundation for social media newsgathering, standards, and promotion. She edited and guided visuals on some of the top immigration stories during the Trump administration and was the global eyes and ears for the AP in the U.S. evening hours through much of the pandemic.

She is based in Arizona, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a desert tortoise named Dotty.

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A Phoenix Herpetological Society rattlesnake class attendee moves to pick up a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake with snake tongs under the supervision of instructor Cale Morris at the Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park in Scottsdale, Arizona. Caitlin O'Hara for NPR hide caption

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Nickelodeon television show Blue's Clues host Steve Burns rides a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City in November 2021. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gestures to students before she speaks at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., on Oct. 3, 2019. Ginsburg is being remembered during ceremonies at the Supreme Court on Friday, March 17, 2023. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Russia's United Nations Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya raises his hand to vote against a U.S. resolution over the conflict between Israel and Hamas, which was vetoed in the U.N. Security Council, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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