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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Encore: Ann Patchett on quarantining with Tom Hanks' assistant

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Could the Jan. 6 committee's findings lead to criminal charges for Trump?

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[From left] Dale Volker, Quinton Scott, and Peter Paugh all died from guns. Paula Volker, Peoria Friendship House, Dorothy Paugh hide caption

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These gun deaths didn't make national headlines, but they left a devastating mark

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Rowdy, the lost cat in the Logan International Airport, has been found safe

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Blind loyalty is helping sustain Trump's power in the Republican party, new book says

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A look at one of the thousands of gun deaths that didn't make national headlines

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How a man's experience surviving a shooting drove him to become an FBI special agent

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One man's outsized role in shaping the Supreme Court

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Daryl McCormack and Emma Thompson star in the film, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande. Nick Wall/Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Emma Thompson on her new film — and the idea the female orgasm has to be performative

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School is out, but teacher stress and burnout is still in session

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Mass shooting survivors testified to Congress. Here's where gun legislation stands

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