Miranda Kennedy is a supervising editor on Morning Edition. She leads political coverage, manages the show's editorial content, and plans stories for the daily program. In her role, she has led live coverage with David Greene following the 2015 Paris attacks and reported from China with Steve Inskeep for two weeks in 2017.
Previously, Kennedy was an editor for Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.
Kennedy spent five years in India covering political and economic affairs from across South and Southeast Asia from a base in New Delhi. She reported for NPR from India for two years, and she spent three years as the South Asia correspondent for PRI's Marketplace.
For three years, Kennedy was the American University's School of International Service journalist-in-residence, where she served as a voice for journalism ethics and best practices and taught graduate writing courses.
Kennedy is an adjunct professor of literature in journalism at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, where she instructs courses on long-form nonfiction. She has been granted travel fellowships by the International Reporting Project to report on women in India and religion in Ireland.
After studying English literature at Vassar College, Kennedy earned a B.A. in English literature and art history from University of Dublin, Trinity College in 1998, where she was also founder and editor of the women's literary journal Harlot Magazine. In 2012, Kennedy earned her M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from Bennington College Writing Seminars. Her book, Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India (Random House), was released in 2011.