Sonari Glinton Sonari Glinton is a NPR Business Desk reporter based at our NPR West bureau.
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Sonari Glinton

Reporter, Business Desk, NPR West

Sonari Glinton is a NPR Business Desk Correspondent based at our NPR West bureau. He covers the auto industry, consumer goods, and consumer behavior, as well as marketing and advertising for NPR and Planet Money.

In this position, which he has held since late 2010, Glinton has tackled big stories including GM's road back to profitability and Toyota's continuing struggles. In addition, Glinton covered the 2012 presidential race, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as well as the U.S. Senate and House for NPR.

Glinton came to NPR in August 2007 and worked as a producer for All Things Considered. Over the years Glinton has produced dozen of segments about the great American Song Book and pop culture for NPR's signature programs most notably the 50 Great Voices piece on Nat King Cole feature he produced for Robert Siegel.

Glinton began his public radio career as an intern at Member station WBEZ in Chicago. He worked his way through his public radio internships working for Chicago Jazz impresario Joe Segal, waiting tables and meeting legends such as Ray Brown, Oscar Brown Jr., Marian MacPartland, Ed Thigpen, Ernestine Andersen, and Betty Carter.

Glinton attended Boston University. A Sinatra fan since his mid-teens, Glinton's first forays into journalism were album revues and a college jazz show at Boston University's WTBU. In his spare time Glinton indulges his passions for baking, vinyl albums, and the evolution of the Billboard charts.

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Established Automakers Announce Bold Moves In Electrification

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The URB-E electric folding bicycle is displayed Nov. 28 inside the Technology Pavilion at the 2017 LA Auto Show. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Wave Of Electric 2-Wheelers Hits U.S. City Streets

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Seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions in California by 40 percent by 2030, state regulators have approved a plan that offers incentives for truck and bus fleets to go green. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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California's New Climate Plan Uses Incentives To Cut Vehicle Emissions

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Beyoncé performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. "Instead of me telling someone how good I look, I can just send them a picture of Beyoncé in a queen's outfit," Youth Radio's Robert Fisher says. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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What This Picture Of Beyoncé Tells Us About How Generation Z Connects

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The Infiniti QX50 Crossover is displayed at the 2017 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles. The car features a new engine that shows automakers are still finding ways to improve the gasoline engine, even as electric vehicles are gaining in popularity. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The new Tesla Model 3 is displayed at the 2017 LA Auto Show. The company has struggled to meet its goal of producing thousands of the vehicles per week. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tesla Going At 'Warp Speed,' But Lags In Race To Produce Mass Market Electric Cars

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Has The Black Friday Madness Been Tamed?

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How Black Friday Has Evolved Throughout The Years

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Some Black Americans Turn To Informal Economy In The Face Of Discrimination

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How Trump Uses Talk Of Patriotism To His Advantage

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At the January 2005 groundbreaking of the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., the future president reportedly brought up an old lawsuit and used profanity. Matthew Simmons/Getty Images hide caption

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Embedded: Listen To The Podcast Episode

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Touch Screens Are Distracting Drivers. What Are Carmakers Doing To Help?

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