Jeevika Verma Jeevika Verma is a producer for Morning Edition and Up First.
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Jeevika Verma

Jeevika Verma

Associate Producer, Morning Edition

Jeevika Verma joined NPR's Morning Edition and Up First as a producer in February 2020. During her time there, she's produced a variety of stories ranging from Afghanistan peace talks, COVID surges in India and local & state elections. Verma also contributes to arts and poetry coverage for NPR's culture desk, and is always trying to get more poets on air. She leads the Morning Edition diversity council and works on DEI efforts across the network to help NPR live up to its mission.

Verma came to Morning Edition from WNYC's The Takeaway where she produced national segments in addition to supporting the daily live show. Originally from India, she got her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she spent months producing long-form works of narrative journalism on the opioid crisis, power struggles within the South Asian community and the mental health of couples struggling with addiction. Prior to that, she worked in marketing, public relations and publishing. Her first stint at NPR was actually a corporate communications and media relations internship in 2017. Verma is a part-time tarot reader and full-time poet. She also spent the last few years as a freelance writer for several publications and created some independent zines.

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A book on laughter and how it brings out our most authentic selves

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What is the legacy of burn pits? For some Iraqis, it's a lifetime of problems

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GOP governors sent buses of migrants to D.C. and NYC — with no plan for what's next

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In a new memoir in verse, Alora Young traces the lives of generations of Black women

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A new dictionary will document the lexicon of African American English

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Safia Elhillo takes a leap in new poems, writes about shame and the body

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More companies are trying out the 4-day workweek. But it might not be for everyone

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In 'Human Resources,' a poet finds her voice by working on artificial intelligence

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Elif Batuman's sequel 'Either/Or' follows a young woman's sexual awakening

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'Mirror Made of Rain' looks at how patterns of self-destruction are inherited

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