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

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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

In other words, the White House's partial transcript of Trump's call with Zelenskiy is just the G-rated version. https://t.co/MzmL6oDFV3

Latest meme in Ukraine: During his recent visit Tom Cruise asked Zelensky to open a case against Brad Pitt 🤣

Putin calls Erdogan before Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds. https://t.co/cY7DXEGuWR

With Washington distracted by the impeachment inquiry, Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskiy is largely being left to his own devices in the first big test of his presidency: fulfilling a campaign promise to end the grinding war in eastern Ukraine.
https://t.co/0vQf85AYxk

"Ukraine is becoming more and more isolated after Zelenskiy's visit to New York," said @getmalyona. "We cannot count on US anymore in our peace negotiations with Russia." https://t.co/rUlAT0zEvq

One of the Giuliani/Ukraine guys arrested today had a company called Fraud Guarantee and the other had a club called Mafia Rave. I am not making this up. Google it.

@sarah_mearhoff The president is at the part of the rally where he relives his election night.

"You remember the evening that we won?"

"That was one of the greatest nights in the history of television."

Seriously my favorite tweet of the day https://t.co/ceSdh5Xejl

South Lawn, White House
Le calme avant la tempête

looks like an old master painting