Elizabeth Blair Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award winning, Senior Producer/Reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR News.
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Elizabeth Blair

Senior Producer/Reporter, Arts Desk

Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award-winning, Senior Producer/Reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR News.

She produces, edits, and reports arts and cultural segments for NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. In this position, Blair has reported on a range of topics from arts education to shifting attitudes towards sexual misconduct. She has profiled renowned artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Mikhail Baryshnikov, explored how old women are represented in fairy tales, and reported the origins of the children's classic Curious George. Among her all-time favorite interviews are actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Andy Serkis, comedians Bill Burr and Hari Kondabolu, the rapper K'Naan and Cookie Monster (in character). Her work has received several honors, including two Peabody Awards and a Gracie.

Blair previously lived in Paris, France, where she co-produced Le Jazz Club From Paris with Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the monthly magazine Postcard From Paris.

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Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon perform in 1982 at Paris' Auteuil Hippodrome. Joel Robine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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We Asked For Your Favorite Anthems. You Answered 'America'

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus speaks with reporters on the red carpet for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony, held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Of 'Veep,' 'Seinfeld' Fame, Receives Mark Twain Prize

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Amandla Stenberg stars as Starr Carter in the film adaptation of Angie Thomas' young adult novel The Hate U Give. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'The Hate U Give' Star Says The Novel Was Like 'Reading My Own Diary'

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Throughout the Senate confirmation period, protesters have rallied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Christine Blasey Ford and others have alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them decades ago. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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After One Year Of Headlines, #MeToo Is Everywhere

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Melissa Villaseñor's talent for impersonation has helped to earn her appearances on Saturday Night Live, like this sketch from April 2018. She joins the show as a full cast member this fall. Alison Hale/NBC hide caption

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A Top Impressionist, Melissa Villaseñor Is Finding Her Own Voice On 'SNL'

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"Harper Valley P.T.A." was a sassy, country-pop song that captured the anger many women felt about double standards they faced in 1968. William Lovelace/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Of Sockin' It To The PTA

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Louis C.K. Returns To Comedy For The First Time Since Admitting To Sexual Misconduct

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American Anthems: The Songs That Unite Us

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The Kennedy Center is building a new space for artistic projects that it's calling The REACH. Completion is planned for September 2019. Field Condition/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar performs at the BET Awards in 2015, the year his song "Alright" was released and exploded into an anthem of protest. Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images hide caption

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What's Your American Anthem?

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Harvey Weinstein Surrenders To New York City Police To Face Sexual Assault Charges

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Victims Object To Private Equity Firm Buying Weinstein Company

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Cady (Erika Henningsen, left) wears pink along with fellow Plastics Gretchen (Ashley Park), Regina (Taylor Louderman) and Karen (Kate Rockwell) in the musical Mean Girls. Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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On Broadway, They Wear Pink: 'Mean Girls' Is Now A Musical

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