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Tags: Future Trends / Journalist / Politics & Policy / Social Change & Issues

About

Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.

Each election year, Liasson provides key coverage of the candidates and issues in both presidential and congressional races. During her tenure she has covered six presidential elections — in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Prior to her current assignment, Liasson was NPR’s White House correspondent for all eight years of the Clinton administration. She has won the White House Correspondents Association’s Merriman Smith Award for daily news coverage in 1994, 1995, and again in 1997. From 1989-1992 Liasson was NPR’s congressional correspondent.

Liasson joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and newscaster. From September 1988 to June 1989 she took a leave of absence from NPR to attend Columbia University in New York as a recipient of a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism.

Prior to joining NPR, Liasson was a freelance radio and television reporter in San Francisco. She was also managing editor and anchor of California Edition, a California Public Radio nightly news program, and a print journalist for The Vineyard Gazette in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

Liasson is a graduate of Brown University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American history.

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The State of Play in the Nation's Capital

Political speaker Mara Liasson gives audiences an insider’s perspective on the changing face of American politics, as seen through the lens of one of the most renowned and experienced reporters in the nation’s capital. In this eye-opening presentation, she also shares how she gets to the source of what’s happening behind-the-scenes, how well the American public is being served by today’s media and political environment, and what beyond-the-beltway trends we are likely to encounter in the future.

The Political Landscape - 2018 and Beyond

When it comes to politics and elections, Mara Liasson is of the most trusted voices in political journalism. In her positions as Political Contributor for Fox News, National Political Correspondent for NPR and the host of several award-winning newsmagazines, Liasson wields the experience needed to provide audiences with a solid understanding of the issues. Serving as White House correspondent during the Clinton Administration and covering every presidential election from 1992 to 2012 for NPR, Liasson delivers a candid perspective on how the media will impact the politics and policy issues facing the country today.

Videos

Guys, I think I found the inspiration for the de Blasio 2020 campaign logo

The F-18 went into service when Ronald Reagan was president.

I wrote a big Atlantic story about design of F-35 back in 2002.

Trump says US is stronger than ever because “we have beautiful new F-35s and F-18s." https://t.co/hu6ezOG0DW

Ppl are so up in arms about Harvard rescinding 1 kid’s acceptance after discovering he made racist comments online. They’ve done it before. It’s not some new thing and he should be held to the same standard as the kids before him. Here’s my story from 2017 https://t.co/GtFUzXd1Aa

On 16 June, 75 years ago, the gestapo dragged twenty-six members of the French Resistance into a darkened field between villages. As they were organized into small groups for the firing squad, a 16 year old boy wept, asking if it would hurt. This man was beside him. 1/x

Professorial thread of the month. https://t.co/8ru8rTJxoB

More than 25 percent of Hong Kong's population of 7.4 million people protested this weekend. By proportion, these are the largest protests in modern history. Absolutely stunning.

Stephanopoulos: "Do you think (Kim Jong Un) is still building nuclear weapons?"

Trump: "I don't know. I hope not. He promised me he wouldn't...and I think he likes me a lot."

Adrian Shine, the leader of the Loch Ness Project, looks exactly like how I imagined the leader of the Loch Ness Project would look like.