Mara Liasson Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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Mara Liasson

Correspondent, National Politics, Washington Desk

Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.

Each election year, Liasson provides key coverage of the candidates and issues in both presidential and congressional races. During her tenure she has covered six presidential elections — in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Prior to her current assignment, Liasson was NPR's White House correspondent for all eight years of the Clinton administration. She has won the White House Correspondents Association's Merriman Smith Award for daily news coverage in 1994, 1995, and again in 1997. From 1989-1992 Liasson was NPR's congressional correspondent.

Liasson joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and newscaster. From September 1988 to June 1989 she took a leave of absence from NPR to attend Columbia University in New York as a recipient of a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism.

Prior to joining NPR, Liasson was a freelance radio and television reporter in San Francisco. She was also managing editor and anchor of California Edition, a California Public Radio nightly news program, and a print journalist for The Vineyard Gazette in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Liasson is a graduate of Brown University where she earned a bachelor's degree in American history.

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 19

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Trump Refuses To Back Intelligence Agencies' Election Interference Findings

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President Trump holds a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Sides With Putin At Historic Summit

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President Trump speaks to the media at a news conference on the second day of the 2018 NATO Summit Thursday in Brussels. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Reality Star Approach To The Real World

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Did President Trump Get Anything More From NATO Than What He Came With?

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What Trump Got Out Of The NATO Summit

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Senate Democrats Have Few Options To Stop Confirmation Of Supreme Court Nominee

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President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has deep ties to former President George W. Bush. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Analysis: Trump Picks Kavanaugh For Supreme Court

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President Trump's Expected Supreme Court Announcement Sets Off Debate

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Upcoming Week In Politics: Supreme Court, Trump Heads To Europe

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Weekly Roundup: Tuesday, July 3

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