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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In the late 1930s, The Story of Ferdinand briefly outsold Gone With The Wind. Penguin Young Readers hide caption

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'Ferdinand' The Peaceful Bull Gets His First Full-Length Film

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Kennedy Center Celebrates Latest Honorees, But Without The First Family

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Russell Simmons Steps Down From Businesses Amid Sexual Attack Allegations

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Minnesota Public Radio Cuts Ties With Garrison Keillor After Alleged Inappropriate Behavior

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Comedian/producer Louis C.K., speaking in August at Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. He admitted this week to sexual misconduct. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Standing Up In The World Of Stand-Up: When 'Open Secrets' Finally Go Public

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In the film adaptation of Thank You For Your Service, U.S. soldiers Adam Schumann (Miles Teller), Solo Aeiti (Beulah Koale) and Will Waller (Joe Cole) struggle to return to civilian life. Francois Duhamel/DreamWorks Pictures hide caption

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In 'Thank You For Your Service,' The Fight Begins After Iraq

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Anita Hill is sworn in before testifying during Senate hearings on the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court in 1991. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Women Are Speaking Up About Harassment And Abuse, But Why Now?

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David Letterman Receives Mark Twain Award For American Comedy

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The Country Music Festival That Attracted Thousands To Las Vegas

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'Saturday Night Live' Stops Accepting Jokes From Freelancers

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Despite Different Styles, Dick Gregory And Jerry Lewis Inspired Generations Of Comics

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Okieriete Onaodowan had to learn both accordion and piano to play the role of Pierre in Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812. He ends his run on the show in mid-August. Chad Batka/Courtesy of Matt Ross PR hide caption

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There's No Easy Answer For Why 'The Great Comet' Is Closing

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Hackers Release 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes After HBO Hack

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