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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Politics In The News: Immigration And The Southern Border Crisis

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The Trump Administration's Family Separation Border Policy Explained

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Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Defends 'Zero Tolerance' Border Policy

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 14

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President Trump Attacks Credibility Of FBI, DOJ After Watchdog Report

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How President Trump Is Changing The Republican Party

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Midterm Update: Tuesday's Primaries Underscore That The GOP Is Trump's Party Now

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 7

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Regional Security Is At Stake When Trump Sits Down With North Korea

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LISTEN: NPR Politics Team Breaks Down Primaries Takeaways

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What Tuesday's Primary Results Say About The Midterms This Fall

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White House Announces Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum From Key Allies

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President Trump Isn't Abandoning Criticism Of FBI And The Russia Investigation

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