Korva Coleman, NPR

Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.

In this role, she is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts airing during NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Occasionally she serves as a substitute host for Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

Before joining NPR in 1990, Coleman was a staff reporter and copy editor for the Washington Afro-American newspaper. She produced and hosted First Edition, an overnight news program at NPR's member station WAMU-FM in Washington, D.C.

Early in her career, Coleman worked in commercial radio as news and public affairs directors at stations in Phoenix and Tucson.

Coleman's work has been recognized by the Arizona Associated Press Awards for best radio newscast, editorial, and short feature. In 1983, she was nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America.

Coleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University. She studied law at Georgetown University Law Center.

The Boy Scouts of America says it will propose lifting its ban of gay members of the organization. The matter will be put to a vote of its 1,400 members of the Boy Scout National Council next month. In a statement, the Boy Scout organization says the issue of homosexual Scouts is "complex and challenging" and the group has undertaken "the most comprehensive listening exercise in its history". The group says it's hard to determine the effect of keeping the ban on homosexual Scouts or dropping...

The White House has set up its latest online Fireside Hangout to focus on issues President Obama raised in his State of the Union Address this week. The live event is hosted by Google. The White House says he'll focus on jobs and other topics, such as early childhood education. The idea is based on Franklin Roosevelt's fireside chats, except these are interactive conversations; still, in a nod to his predecessor, Mr. Obama will sit in the White House Roosevelt Room to chat. The Administration...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R), says the NCAA badly overreached itself when it imposed punitive financial sanctions on Penn State over the handling of sexual predator and former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Corbett is filing a federal anti-trust lawsuit against the collegiate athletic association, saying it ignored its own disciplinary rules in its rush to castigate the Pennsylvania university. Sandusky, who's spending at least 30 years in prison for sexually...

The issue of gun control appears to have moved into business and finance. One of the largest private equity companies in the country is terminating its relationship with a firearms corporation associated with one of the weapons used in the Newtown school shooting. Private equity firm, Cerberus, issued a statement today saying last Friday's school massacre is 'a watershed event' and it wants to avoid being drawn into the national debate over gun control. So, it's selling off its investments in...

Update at 6:00 p.m. ET: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law two controversial "right-to-work" bills passed earlier Tuesday by the state's House. This officially makes Michigan the 24th right-to-work state in the nation. The two bills give both public and private employees so-called right-to-work protections — controversial pieces of legislation that have sparked protests in and around the state capitol in Lansing. There were reports in the afternoon of state...

It will be a closed-door hearing, but former CIA Director David Petraeus is going to testify before Congress about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says Petraeus, a retired four star general and leader of the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan, is "willing and interested in talking," according to the Associated Press . Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, says there'll be no inquiry about the...

A huge explosion in central Beirut has killed at least eight people and wounded at least 78, state media in Lebanon are reporting, according to NPR's Kelly McEvers. The target of the bomb isn't clear, but Reuters says the blast occurred on the same street that's home to a political group that opposes Syrian President Bashar Assad . Twitter users are begging for city residents to answer phones, to ask friends to check on loved ones and to donate blood. Al Jazeera is showing video tape of...

Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, known for his words , "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," has died. The first man ever to walk on the moon was 82. Update at 5:15 p.m. ET: Armstrong's family has released a statement, saying he died following cardiovascular procedures. NASA published it here . They say, "Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job." They had this request: "Honor his example of service,...

On the same day Japan's first nuclear power plant went back online , a panel of Japanese officials released a scathing report on last year's nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant. Their view? The crisis was preventable. The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation says the plant couldn't stand up to the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. It was unprepared to face a major disaster - and government regulators and the Japanese utility that ran it knew for years that the...

MarketWatch calls this CNN and Fox 's 'Dewey Defeats Truman' moment . For several surprising minutes this morning, both media companies wrongly announced that the Affordable Care Act had been overturned by the Supreme Court. Poynter has a fascinating trail of screen shots , emails and tweets from both media companies supporting the erroneous reports, including their initial reports: "Mandate Struck Down", for CNN and "Supreme Court Finds Health Care...

Daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Remember the adage, "Spring forward, fall back," and set your clock ahead by one hour before you go to bed tonight. The clock change slices an hour of shut-eye from your routine, so there are a lot of strategies available to help you manage the switch. Several sleep experts suggest easing into the routine, such as going to bed a few minutes earlier each night until you've accounted for the hour you'll lose on Sunday, says the CBC <...

An Arizona museum is giving that state's official neck wear a display all of its own for the next several months. The Heard Museum has opened its newest exhibit: Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary. It will run through next September. Before you laugh, Arizona isn't the only state that recognizes bolo ties as its official neck wear. So do New Mexico and Texas, but the Heard Museum proudly notes Arizona was the first to do it in 1971. There's even a Bola Tie Society of Arizona,...

The Energy Department has quietly dismantled the last of its enormous B-53 nuclear bombs. Workers at a nuclear management plant just north of Amarillo, Texas, separated some 300 pounds of high explosive from the uranium that surrounds it inside the bomb . It's a complex procedure. On Tuesday, Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, told NPR's All Things Considered that working on the B-53 was like doing surgery on a...