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.

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Millions of Ukrainians are arriving to a battle over abortion rights in Poland

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A visit to one of the busiest border crossings between Ukraine and Poland

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African students who fled to Poland from Ukraine are waiting in limbo

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Polish young adults talk about the war in Ukraine's impact on their generation

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A Ukrainian refugee is still teaching her students, who are spread around the world

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International Rescue Committee head on Ukrainian refugee crisis and what we can learn

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How a school in Warsaw is educating kids of Ukrainian families who fled to Poland

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A Ukrainian singer finds his voice on the streets of Warsaw, Poland

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Brooke Shields is getting older in the public eye — and she wants to talk about it

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Writer and political activist Gloria Steinem has fought for women's rights for decades. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Gloria Steinem's calls to protect bodily autonomy live on as Roe faces reversal

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Brooke Shields is aging in the public eye — and she wants to talk about it

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Gloria Steinem on the consequences of overturning Roe v. Wade

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What COVID might look like in the U.S. once we reach the endemic phase

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Minnie Driver on the paradox of fame and her 'complicated' notion of marriage

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