Courtney Dorning Courtney Dorning is a Senior Editor for NPR's All Things Considered.
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Courtney Dorning

Courtney Dorning

Senior Editor, All Things Considered

Courtney Dorning has been a Senior Editor for NPR's All Things Considered since November 2018. In that role, she's the lead editor for the daily show. Dorning is responsible for newsmaker interviews, lead news segments and the small, quirky features that are a hallmark of the network's flagship afternoon magazine program.

Dorning has been the editor on interviews ranging from former First Lady Michelle Obama, actress and activist Jane Fonda and Speaker of the House. She contributes heavily to All Things Considered's political coverage and has played a key role in the show's coverage of the #MeToo movement. Previously, Dorning was an editor at Morning Edition.

Prior to joining NPR, she spent nearly ten years at ABC News as a researcher and producer. Dorning helped produce town meetings from Israel in 2000 and 2002, and was a key part of Nightline's award-winning coverage of Sept. 11 and the Iraq war.

Dorning lives just outside Washington, D.C., with her husband, three children and a black lab. Having a singleton and twins in 18 months has sharpened the multi-tasking skills and nerves of steel that are essential for editing two hours of daily live programming.

Dorning is a graduate of Saint Mary's College and has a master's degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

Story Archive

Tuesday

How the Underground Railroad got its name

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Thursday

After 2 years, war is still hell for this Ukrainian writer turned soldier

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Monday

Could a Rafah offensive be a breaking point in Biden's support of Israel?

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What you see depends a lot on what you're looking at, according to one crime analyst. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Violent crime is dropping fast in the U.S. — even if Americans don't believe it

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Wednesday

Why America can't seem to fix its broken immigration system

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No good options for Supreme Court in Trump ballot case

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Thursday

Violent crime is dropping across the country, so why do Americans feel less safe?

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Wednesday

The long history between Boeing and the U.S. government

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Friday

Matt Hay gradually went deaf. But music helped him partially hear again

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Thursday

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This American is one of the few allowed into Gaza. This is the horror she saw

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Wednesday

How E.J. Koh drew on her own family members' experiences to write 'The Liberators'

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Doctor details struggles and horrors of working in a Gaza hospital

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Tuesday

White House Infrastructure Czar Mitch Landrieu joins Biden reelection campaign

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Thursday

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Her reporting exposed Epstein. She tells NPR why documents naming powerful men matter

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Saturday

Understanding why Beyoncé and Taylor Swift get compared

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Thursday

Author Alice McDermott on linking the dramas of women's lives and wartime Saigon

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Thursday

Amid war, a Rabbi makes the case to 'raise up light' this Hanukkah

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Tuesday

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How should the media cover Trump and Biden in 2024? One man has an answer

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Friday

What journalism can do to protect democracy during the 2024 election

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Thursday

What the Koch Network's endorsement of Nikki Haley could mean for women in politics

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Tuesday

How Victor Manuel Rocha got away with spying for Cuba for so long

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Monday

How the keffiyeh became a symbol for Palestinian liberation

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U.S. officials warn Israel to protect Palestinian civilians, but Biden says little

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Thursday