Over two decades of journalism, Audie Cornish has become a recognized and trusted voice on the airwaves as co-host of NPR's flagship news program, All Things Considered.
Cornish's career in journalism began at the Associated Press in Boston in 2001, just before the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The following year, her love of radio brought her to Boston's WBUR, where she reported on the legislative battle in Massachusetts over same-sex marriage, the Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal, and other major news.
After joining NPR's National Desk in 2005, she reported from Nashville, covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and other news in the Southeastern United States. Cornish later joined the NPR politics team to cover the 2008 presidential race and the historic election of Barack Obama.
She returned to Washington to cover Capitol Hill for NPR, reporting on Obamacare, the rise of the Tea Party movement and federal financial policy after the Great Recession in 2008.
Her interview subjects have ranged from pop stars such as singer Maren Morris and actor Richard Gere, to political figures such as former First Lady Michele Obama and Senator Ben Sasse, to literary icons like Ta-Nehisi Coates. Her feature reporting on the opioid crisis in Baltimore earned a Salute to Excellence Award from National Association of Black Journalists.
Named host of Weekend Edition Sunday in 2011, she earned a George Peabody Award for her work with David Isay's StoryCorps 9/11 Project. In 2020, the National Press Foundation recognized her work with the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband — fellow journalist and author Theo Emery — and two sons.
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