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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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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Battling Heroin With A Hearse And A Prayer

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In the April issue of National Geographic, the four letters that represent the genetic code — A, C, G and T — are projected onto Ryan Lingarmillar, a Ugandan. Robin Hammond /National Geographic hide caption

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'National Geographic' Turns The Lens On Its Own Racist History

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Actresses Ashley Judd (from left), Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek spoke about the Time's Up initiative at the 2018 Oscars ceremony. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's How The Time's Up Legal Defense Fund Actually Works

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What The Weinstein Co. Filing For Bankruptcy Means For Alleged Sexual Abuse Victims

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Weinstein Co. Board Says It Will File For Bankruptcy After Sale Collapses

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Sale Of Weinstein Company Paused After N.Y. Attorney General Files Lawsuit

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The Boundary-Breaking Success Of Edwin Hawkins' 'Oh Happy Day'

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For The Men #MeToo Has Toppled, Redemption Will Take More Than An Apology

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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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