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
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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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Winners Of 2018 Caldecott And Newbery Awards Announced

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A Debut Author Imagines Herself Into Other Lives In 'Asymmetry'

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'The Woman in the Window' by A.J. Finn. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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How The Man In The Apartment Hit Big With 'The Woman In The Window'

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Where Author Jacqueline Woodson Would Like To Take Young People's Literature In 2018

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Fred Bass, Owner Of Landmark NYC Bookstore, Dies At 89

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In 'The Power,' Women Develop A Weapon That Changes Everything

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Author Mary Higgins Clark signs copies of her book Daddy's Gone A Hunting at the Simon and Schuster office in New York in 2013. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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As She Turns 90, Suspense Still Thrills Author Mary Higgins Clark

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Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens and Christopher Plummer as Ebenezer Scrooge in The Man Who Invented Christmas. Kerry Brown/Bleecker Street Media hide caption

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Bookseller's Foray Into Hollywood Is A Dickens Of A Tale

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'Mad Men' Creator Defends Himself Against Sexual Harassment Allegations

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National Book Awards, The Industry's Oscars, Awarded In New York

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'Mad Men' Creator Says Writing A Novel Is Nothing Like TV Writing

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Kirkus Changes Review After 'American Heart' Draws Outrage As 'White Savior Narrative'

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Amy Tan Revisits The Roots Of Her Writing Career In 'Where The Past Begins'

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Chris Jackson And The Book Industry's Attempts To Diversify

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