Meet Neenah Ellis
Author of New Book Has Long History in Public Radio

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Neenah Ellis
Neenah Ellis
Photo: Noah Adams

Oct. 2, 2002 -- Formerly a staff producer for NPR's All Things Considered, Neenah Ellis is a freelance reporter and producer who also has worked for the Discovery Channel, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Park Service.

During a long association with NPR, Ellis filled many roles. She was senior producer of Anthem, the weekend program about American popular music and culture that NPR broadcast from January 1998 to September 1999. She wrote for the 1995 NPR series "Making the Music", a 26-part "swing through jazz" that was hosted by trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, and that won a George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast excellence. She also has contributed to other NPR projects that won Peabody and Dupont awards; and was on the original staff of Weekend Edition Sunday with founding host Susan Stamberg.

Ellis is married to NPR's Noah Adams and has collaborated with him on radio projects including a trip to an Alaska glacier.

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If I Live to Be 100 is Ellis first book, and is available in NPR's Shop.

Other Resources

Read an excerpt from Neenah Ellis' book, at the publisher's Web site.