Lynn Neary Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent and a frequent guest host often heard on Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.
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Lynn Neary

Correspondent, Arts Desk and Guest Host

Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent and a frequent guest host often heard on Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.

In her role on the Arts desk, Neary reports on an industry in transition as publishing moves into the digital age. As she covers books and publishing, she relishes the opportunity to interview many of her favorite authors from Barbara Kingsolver to Ian McEwan.

Arriving at NPR in 1982, Neary spent two years working as a newscaster during Morning Edition. Then, for the next eight years, Neary was the host of Weekend All Things Considered. In 1992, she joined the cultural desk to develop NPR's first religion beat. As religion correspondent, Neary covered the country's diverse religious landscape and the politics of the religious right.

Over the years Neary has won numerous prestigious awards including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award, an Ohio State Award, an Association of Women in Radio and Television Award and the Gabriel award. For her reporting on the role of religion in the debate over welfare reform, Neary shared in NPR's 1996 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton Award.

A Fordham University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Neary thinks she has the ideal job and suspects she is the envy of English majors everywhere.

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How Northam, Neeson Can Represent 'Racism Without Racists'

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How 'Born This Way' Was Born: An LGBT Anthem's Pedigree

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American Library Association Announces Caldecott And Newbery Medal Winners

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Beloved Poet Mary Oliver, Who Believed Poetry 'Mustn't Be Fancy,' Dies At 83

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Encore: 'The Times They Are A-Changin" Still Speaks To Our Changing Times

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The Demise Of 'Tin House'

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This 'Broken Ornament' Led To Christmas Magic

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Music Of All Kinds Was Celebrated At 41st Kennedy Center Honors

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Book Awards Honor Translated Literature For The First Time Since 1983

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The Rise Of The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

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What's Cookin', Kiddo? America's Test Kitchen Unveils Book For Young Chefs

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