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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What's Up For (Pointed) Discussion At Biden-Putin Summit

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Student journalists at the University of Georgia's newspaper, The Red & Black, saw firsthand how covering their local community was more important than ever over the last year. Taylor Gerlach/Courtesy The Red & Black hide caption

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The Next Generation Of Journalists Are Ready To Change The News Industry

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The Jan. 6 Capitol riot was just one story among many over this past year in which news language evolved to more accurately describe the event. Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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How Newsroom Leaders Wrestled With Covering A Tumultuous Year

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NPR White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, center, is one of the many journalists who had to figure out how to combat disinformation while covering former President Trump. Ayesha Rascoe/NPR hide caption

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There's More News Than Ever, But That Doesn't Mean The Truth Is Breaking Through

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Prince Harry allows himself to be filmed while going through therapy in his new, Oprah co-created TV series, The Me You Can't See. Apple hide caption

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Oprah And Prince Harry On Mental Health, Therapy And Their New TV Series

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As people begin to re-emerge from over a year of isolation, there's a lot to navigate and re-learn. Ada daSilva/Getty Images hide caption

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Feeling Anxious About Returning To Post-Pandemic Society? You're Not Alone

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Former Israeli Ambassador Talks About The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Drugged Cicadas Mate Like Wild After Their Butts Fall Off

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Election Politics Amid Israeli-Palestinian Violence

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2 Weeks After Your Last Vaccine Dose, You Can Shed Your Mask

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What Liz Cheney's Removal Means For The Future Of The GOP

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Bishops Debate Whether Politicians Who Support Abortion Should Receive Communion

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'It Feels More Desperate Than 2020': Attorney On New Voting Restrictions

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Gov. Gavin Newsom On California's Huge Budget Surplus, Recall Election

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A Housing Attorney's Thoughts On The State Of The Eviction Moratorium

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