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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One man's outsized role in shaping the Supreme Court

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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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Creator of the FBI's active shooter training 'shocked' at police response in Uvalde

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Prison reporter Keri Blakinger reflects on her time in incarceration in new memoir

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Gun violence prevention advocates wish for more action beyond President Biden's words

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Gun companies have made billions of dollars since the pandemic began, report says

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Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage, stands at the Texas Capitol during a rally on June 29, 2015. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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With Roe overturned, LGBTQ activists worry same-sex marriage is next

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Plaintiff in landmark same-sex marriage ruling worries about overturning Roe v. Wade

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Remembering the victims of the school shooting in Uvalde

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Sen. Murphy says the chances for compromise on gun control are less than 50/50

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