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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Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, speaks in a televised address in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on August 14, a day before the country's capital fell to the Taliban. Rahmatullah Alizadah/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Ima hide caption

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Sumo Grand Champion Hakuho performs Dohyo-iri, the ring-entering ceremony, during the Grand Sumo Tournament at the Himeji Chuo Gymnasium, in March 2015, in Himeji, Japan. Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images hide caption

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Fossilized human footprints shown at the White Sands National Park in New Mexico. According to a report published in the journal Science, the impressions indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000 years ago. National Park Service via AP hide caption

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The passengers of Inspiration4 in the Dragon capsule on their first day in space. They are Jared Isaacman (from left), Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Sian Proctor. SpaceX/AP hide caption

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The 1st Black Woman To Pilot A Spacecraft Says Seeing Earth Was The Best Part

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A bald eagle perches on a tree at Sunset Park in Rock Island, Ill., in March. A new study says that many species of birds increasingly moved into urban areas as human activity waned during the pandemic. Joel Lerner/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres makes a speech during the 76th session of United Nations General Assembly, in New York, United States on Tuesday. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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On his deathbed, Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence agent who defected, accused Vladimir Putin of ordering his assassination. Alistair Fuller/AP hide caption

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Migrants at the Rio Grande near the port of entry in Del Rio, Texas, on Saturday. Charlie C. Peebles/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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The Biden Administration Is Fighting In Court To Keep A Trump-Era Immigration Policy

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Cumbre Vieja erupts, spewing out columns of smoke, ash and lava, as seen from Los Llanos de Aridane municipality on the Canary island of La Palma on Sunday. Andres Gutierrez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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