Beth Novey Beth Novey is a producer for NPR's Arts Desk.
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Beth Novey 2016
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Beth Novey

Producer, Arts Desk

Beth Novey is a producer and editor for NPR's Culture Desk. She creates and edits web features, plans multimedia projects and coordinates the web presence for Fresh Air.

She is the co-creator of the Culture Desk's signature curatorial projects — the annual Books We Love guide, the podcast recommendation site earbud.fm and the book-TV-movie series Read, Watch, Binge. Novey has written career advice for "female" hurricanes, cataloged miserable ways to run a mile...and once convinced David Greene and Nina Totenberg to make a shot-for-shot remake of a dance scene in Love Actually.

Novey got her start at NPR as an intern for Radio Expeditions in 2005. She later served as the web producer for Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, Talk of the Nation, Fresh Air, This I Believe, Climate Connections and My Cancer.

She is from Baltimore, a graduate of Harvard University and a kids' skating and ice hockey coach on the weekend.

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When author Andrea Davis Pinkney decided to write a book about a sit in, her husband Brian Pinkney asked, "How am I going to illustrate this, Andrea? They're just sitting." She told him: "Well, honey ... I'm sure you'll think of something." And he did. The lunch counter in Sit-In "takes on a life of its own," she says: It's a roller coaster, it's a road, it's a character in the story. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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The Pinkneys Are A Picture Book Perfect, Author-Illustrator Couple

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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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