Beth Novey Beth Novey is a producer for NPR's Arts Desk.
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Beth Novey

Producer, Arts Desk

Beth Novey is a producer for NPR's Arts, Books & Culture desk. She creates and edits web features, plans multimedia projects, and coordinates the web presence for Fresh Air and Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!

She is the co-creator of the Arts Desk's signature curatorial projects — the podcast recommendation site earbud.fm, the annual Book Concierge, and the book-TV-movie guide Read, Watch, Binge. Beth has written career advice for "female" hurricanes, cataloged miserable ways to run a mile, explained why she might be your "secret" Facebook name ... and once convinced David Greene and Nina Totenberg to make a shot-for-shot remake of a dance scene in Love Actually.

Beth got her start at NPR as an intern for Radio Expeditions in 2005. She later served as the web producer for Talk of the Nation, Fresh Air, This I Believe, Climate Connections and My Cancer.

She is a native of Baltimore, a graduate of Harvard University, and a right wing on her ice hockey team.

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Hillary Clinton dances with her husband President Bill Clinton at an inaugural ball in January, 1997. Last week, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the presidential nomination for a major American party. Somehow, we are still talking about her shoes. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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"The Star-Spangled Banner" spans one and a half octaves. Above, Samu Manoa, Scott Lavalla and Cameron Dolan of the USA Eagles sing the anthem before the opening qualifying match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Scott Cunningham/Getty Images hide caption

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Celebrating A Star-Spangled Anthem ... That's Really Hard To Sing

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Book Your Trip with NPR this summer. We've got recommendations for literary travel by train, plane, car, bike, boat, foot, city transit, horse, balloon, rocketship, time machine and even giant peach. iStockphoto hide caption

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Book Your Trip: Because Reading Is About The Journey

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