Shannon Rhoades Shannon Rhoades is NPR's senior editor for interviews.
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Shannon Rhoades

Shannon Rhoades

Senior Editor

Shannon Rhoades is NPR's senior editor for interviews.

From politics and world affairs to tech and culture, she works on newsmaker interviews across all NPR shows and platforms. In breaking news, she strategizes and coordinates the network's interview coverage.

She was based for many years at NPR West as Morning Edition's senior supervising editor and specialized in shaping engaging host conversations and features.

She edited many of Renee Montagne's reporting trips to Afghanistan, Steve Inskeep's U.S.-Mexico borderland series, David Greene's reporting from Cuba and Susan Stamberg's Hollywood Jobs series.

Rhoades started her career as an editorial assistant for Susan Stamberg, one of NPR's "Founding Mothers."

She is a graduate of Smith College and is always missing her Ashland, Ore., hometown.

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy enters a hall in Kyiv on March 6 to take part in the taping of the television series Servant of the People. His role on the show was as a fictional president of Ukraine. Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Ukraine's President Wound Up In The Middle Of The Trump Impeachment Inquiry

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Finding Foundation: How Bobby McFerrin And His Daughter Make Music A Family Affair

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Mayte Garcia Knew She Would Marry Prince, But Could Never Have Predicted How

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