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Audie Cornish at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 22, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Audie Cornish

Host, All Things Considered

Audie Cornish is a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine.

Previously, she served as host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into that host position in the fall of 2011, Cornish reported from Capitol Hill for NPR News, covering issues and power in both the House and Senate and specializing in financial industry policy. She was part of NPR's six-person reporting team during the 2008 presidential election, and had a featured role in coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Cornish comes to Washington, D.C., from Nashville, where she covered the South for NPR, including many the Gulf states left reeling by the 2005 hurricane season. She has also covered the aftermath of other disasters, including the deaths of several miners in West Virginia in 2006, as well as the tornadoes that struck Tennessee in 2006 and Alabama in 2007.

Before coming to NPR, Cornish was a reporter for Boston's award-winning public radio station WBUR. There she covered some of the region's major news stories, including the legalization of same sex marriage, the sexual abuse scandal in the Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese, as well as Boston's hosting of the Democratic National Convention. Cornish also reported for WBUR's syndicated programming including On Point, distributed by NPR, and Here and Now.

In 2005, Cornish shared in a first prize in the National Awards for Education Writing for "Reading, Writing, and Race," a study of the achievement gap. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Cornish has served as a reporter for the Associated Press in Boston. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On 'Mary Poppins Returns' And Writing His Way Onstage

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In The Front Runner, Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart, whose 1987 presidential campaign was swiftly derailed by reports of an extramarital affair. Frank Masi/Sony Pictures hide caption

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What 'The Front Runner' And Gary Hart Tell Us About Political Theater Today

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Encore: 'The Gospel According to André': Look Fabulous, And Know Your History

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'Widows' Is Not Your Everyday Heist Flick

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'Authenticity Is My Rebellion': Viola Davis On 'Widows,' Steve McQueen And Legacy

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Jacob Banks Doesn't Rush His Music: 'Time Is The Only Currency That Matters To Me'

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A Preview Of Michelle Obama's Book, 'Becoming'

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How Slick Rick And Queen Latifah 'Breathed Life Into Hip-Hop' In 1988

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Does The New 'Halloween' Impale In Comparison?

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Riz Ahmed On Rapping, Acting And Being His (Sometimes Shirtless) 'Most Complex Self'

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This 'Halloween,' Jamie Lee Curtis Reckons With 40 Years Of Trauma

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In 17 years, children's author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka has published 38 books, but his latest stands out from the others. Hey, Kiddo is a graphic memoir telling the story of Krosoczka's childhood. Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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In 'Hey, Kiddo,' Jarrett Krosoczka Sketches Childhood, A Mom's Addiction

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The Long Legacy Of Latin Music Influencing Hip-Hop

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Fukuyama: A New American 'Identity' Could Be Antidote To Polarizing U.S. Politics

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