Scott Neuman Scott Neuman works as a Digital News writer and editor, handling breaking news and feature stories for NPR.org. Occasionally he can be heard on-air reporting on stories for Newscasts and has done several radio features.
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Scott Neuman

Scott Neuman

Writer/Editor, Digital News

Scott Neuman is a reporter and editor, working mainly on breaking news for NPR's digital and radio platforms.

He brings to NPR years of experience as a journalist at a variety of news organizations based all over the world. He came to NPR from The Associated Press in Bangkok, Thailand, where he worked as an editor on the news agency's Asia Desk. Prior to that, Neuman worked in Hong Kong with The Wall Street Journal, where among other things he reported extensively from Pakistan in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He also spent time with the AP in New York, and in India as a bureau chief for United Press International.

A native Hoosier, Neuman's roots in public radio (and the Midwest) run deep. He started his career at member station WBNI in Fort Wayne, and worked later in Illinois for WNIU/WNIJ in DeKalb/Rockford and WILL in Champaign-Urbana.

Neuman is a graduate of Purdue University. He lives with his wife, Noi, on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

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Wang Yaping is one of three astronauts aboard the Shenzhou 13 spaceflight mission. She will be the first female astronaut to visit the latest Chinese space station, but she has the most space experience of the three. Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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A scenic view of a lake against the sky at night in British Columbia. Earlier this month, a resident of Golden, B.C., woke up to the sound of a crash and found that a meteorite had landed in her bed. Nadia Palici/Getty Images hide caption

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Police officers investigate a scene in Kongsberg, Norway, after a man armed with a bow killed several people before he was arrested Wednesday. Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Geneva, in March 2020. Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Pillar of Shame statue, a memorial for those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing, is displayed at the University of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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A mask-clad U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs from No. 10 Downing St. in London in March. Hollie Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The USS Connecticut, seen near the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 2016, collided on Oct. 2 with an unspecified underwater object in international waters in the South China Sea. Thiep Van Nguyen II/AP hide caption

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Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, right, with Riverside City Police Chief Sergio G. Diaz and a California Highway Patrol officer, in a photograph taken in 2019. Terry Pierson/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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A military helicopter carrying a Taiwanese flag flies near the Taipei 101 building as part of the rehearsal ahead of the Double Ten National Day celebration in New Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday. Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Donald Trump holds a Save America rally in Perry, Ga., in September. Trump is unlikely to take falling off the Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans in stride. Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins is stepping down by the end of the year. Sarah Silbiger/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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