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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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What To Expect From The Final Presidential Debate

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Some GOP Members Express Doubt About Trump's Ability To Win The Election

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Supreme Court Rules On Pa. Ballots, Debate Rule Changes Announced

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Politics Chat: Biden And Trump To Hold Last Debate Before Election

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Trump, Biden Will Each Hold A Town Hall In An Attempt To Attract Votes

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Politics Chat: Trump Trying To Return To Campaign Amid Coronavirus Diagnosis

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Trump's COVID-19 Treatment Hangs Over Vice Presidential Debate

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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows holds the door for Dr. Sean Conley and other members of the president's medical team on Sunday. Another update on Trump's condition is expected sometime on Monday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Medical Team Says President Continues To Improve

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Physician Clarifies Contradictory Statements But Maintains Trump Is 'Doing Well'

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Politics Chat: President Remains At Walter Reed Hospital After Coronavirus Diagnosis

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Here's What Trump's Positive Coronavirus Test Means For Congress And The Campaign

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