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, January 17

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Trump, Following Explosive News Reports, Denies He Worked For Russia

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President Trump Issues A Denial About His Ties To Russia

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The Latest Political Fallout From Trump's Russia Ties

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Trump Still Considering National Emergency Declaration As Shutdown Negotiations Continue

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 10

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The Political Price Of Building A Border Wall

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Televised-Addresses Highlight Divide Between Trump, Democratic Leaders

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Trump To Give Prime-Time Speech, Making The Case For Border Wall Funding

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Budget Negotiations Continue As Government Shutdown Enters Its 3rd Week

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Days Before Democrats Take Over House, Trump Blames Them For Shutdown

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President Trump Ends 2018 With An Unsettled Administration

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Recapping The Week In Politics

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 20

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Secretary of Defense Mattis Will Resign, Tumultuous Week For WH Continues

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