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Mara Liasson

Correspondent, Washington Desk

Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs 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 seven presidential elections — in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. 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, Massachusetts.

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

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Bloomberg Vowed To Spend Whatever It Takes To Beat Trump. Democrats Are Still Waiting

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Time Is Of The Essence As Coronavirus Relief Is Set To Expire

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Trump Downscales RNC, Says Coronavirus 'Hot Spots' May Need To Delay School Reopening

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Trump Wants To Send Federal Law Enforcement Officials To More Cities

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Is The Suburban Swing To Biden A Political Realignment?

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President Trump To Resume His Daily Coronavirus Briefings

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Politics Chat: A Look At Trump And Biden's Election Strategies Amid The Pandemic

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Experts Warn Biden's Lead In Polls Doesn't Mean Democrats Should Be Optimistic

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GOP Hoped To Diversify. Then Came President Trump.

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President Trump Fights Anthony Fauci. Nearly 140,000 Americans Are Dead.

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Politics Chat: Trump Delivers 2 Divisive Speeches Over Independence Day Weekend

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Politics Chat: Trump's Response To COVID-19 Surge And Plans For Reelection

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