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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Mohamad Dalli (as Wissam) and Gia Madi (as Joanna) in the film "1982." 1982 hide caption

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'1982' explores the complexities of love and war in Lebanon

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Margarita Engle explores what it's like to be an outsider in 'Singing with Elephants'

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Elif Batuman's sequel 'Either/Or' follows a young woman's sexual awakening

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'Mirror Made of Rain' looks at how patterns of self-destruction are inherited

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In Appreciation of Teachers: Share a poem

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Dmytriy Omelyanov is working with a fellow student on a project involving cockroaches. They will be competing in the science fair virtually from Ukraine. Society For Science hide caption

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These Ukrainian students are competing virtually in an international science fair

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Dolly Parton and James Patterson pose for a picture in August 2021. Their new novel, Run, Rose, Run, is about an aspiring country singer in Nashville. Dolly Parton hide caption

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'Dreams do still come true' in a new novel by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

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From left: Bobo, B Real and Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, photographed outside the Galaxy Gallery on Melrose in LA in 1990. Bob Carey/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Cypress Hill's impact comes into focus in new documentary

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Louisa Lim's 'Indelible City' examines the U.K.'s handover of Hong Kong to China

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The Russian-Ukrainian Orthodox Church schism continues to anger Moscow

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Ukraine braces for more Russian cyberattacks, an ex-infrastructure minister says

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Ukrainian women prepare to mobilize in case Russia invades

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As an international march draws support for Ukraine, what else can the U.S. do?

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At Ukraine-Belarus border, Ukrainians are pretty calm despite Russian troop buildup

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Russian aggression forces Ukrainians to reflect on previous generations' trauma

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