Reena Advani Reena Advani is an editor for NPR's Morning Edition and NPR's news podcast Up First.
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Reena Advani

Editor, Morning Edition

Reena Advani is an editor for NPR's Morning Edition and NPR's news podcast Up First.

She also oversees Morning Edition's books coverage, accepting pitches from anyone with a compelling story to tell.

Advani was part of the team that covered China's 2019 Belt & Road forum in Beijing, showcasing China's global ambitions and its complex relationship with the United States.

In 2018, Advani edited Morning Edition's live coverage from Memphis, marking 50 years since Martin Luther King Junior's assassination.

In 2016, she was the lead editor on NPR's special documentary looking back at President Obama's eight years in office.

Among Advani's highlights at NPR: bringing Dominique Crenn, Matt Damon, King Abdullah II, Andre Agassi, and Serena Williams to air.

Prior to joining Morning Edition, Advani was a producer for NPR's foreign desk for ten years.

Advani is an East West Center fellow and participated in their first Korea-United States Journalists Exchange. She has also traveled to China, Nepal, and Belgium on journalism fellowships.

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The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, sits on his ceremonial chair as he presides over the inauguration of the Namgyal Monastery School in Dharamshala, India, on Nov. 2, 2017. Ashwini Bhatia/AP hide caption

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The Dalai Lama Offers A Take On Climate Change: 'Promote Vegetarianism'

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Ishana Kumar, 12, a 7th grader from Chappaqua, N.Y., on Wednesday won a top science award for a project on perception of imaginary colors. Society Communications Team hide caption

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Ishana Kumar, 12, Wins Top Award For Research Into 'Imaginary Colors'

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Lillian Kay Petersen, 17, from Los Alamos, N.M., won first place in the 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search, a science and math competition for high school seniors. The pandemic meant a virtual Zoom ceremony rather than what's usually a black-tie gala ceremony in the nation's capital. Society for Science screenshot hide caption

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High School Senior's Tool To End Food Insecurity Wins National Competition

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Summer Memories: Share Yours As A Haiku

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Left: Russell Low's relative emigrated from China to work on the Transcontinental Railroad in the U.S. Right: Teng Biao, a civil rights lawyer, fled China in 2014 after he became targeted by the Chinese government for challenging the constitutionality of certain laws. Terray Sylvester/Reuters and May Tse/South China Morning Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Chef Dominique Crenn recently was awarded three Michelin stars for her restaurant Atelier Crenn in San Francisco. She is the first female chef in the United States to achieve a top ranking. Cayce Clifford for NPR hide caption

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Chef Dominique Crenn: 'Everything I Do Could Have ... Impact' For Other Women

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Step by step visual instructions for rolling the pavlova with peaches and blackberries. We use plums instead of peaches for our holiday version. Peden + Munk hide caption

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

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Foreign Students Cope with Katrina's Interruptions

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Dog Days Never End at Seoul Cafe

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