Audie Cornish

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Audie Cornish
Born (1979-10-09) October 9, 1979 (age 40)
Alma materUniversity of Massachusetts
Known for

Audie N. Cornish[1] is an American journalist and a current co-host of NPR's All Things Considered and BuzzFeed News' Profile.

Early life and education[edit]

Cornish was born in Randolph, Massachusetts to Jamaican parents, and graduated from Randolph High School.[2][3]

She graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.[4] During her years there, she interned with NPR[5][6] and worked with campus radio station WMUA.


Previous jobs include reporting for the NPR station WBUR, for the Associated Press in Boston, and for NPR on 10 southern states and Capitol Hill issues. She shared the 2005 first prize in the National Awards for Education Writing for a study of the achievement gap between races. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.[7]

Weekend Edition and All Things Considered[edit]

External audio
Wikipedia Archiving Voices So You'll Always Know How Celebs Sound, Audie Cornish, National Public Radio (8:24)

On September 4, 2011, Cornish replaced Liane Hansen on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. Hansen had served as host of the show for more than 20 years.

At the end of the December 18, 2011, broadcast of Weekend Edition, Cornish announced that she would be leaving the program in January 2012 to co-host All Things Considered during the 2012 election year, to be replaced on January 8 by Rachel Martin.[8] It was subsequently reported that the change was due to Michele Norris's decision to step down from All Things Considered during the 2012 election year because her husband had taken a position in the Obama re-election campaign.[9] On January 3, 2013, NPR announced that Cornish would remain the host of the show and that Norris would instead return as a special correspondent.[10]

In August 2017, Cornish announced that she would take leave from NPR during her maternity leave.[11] During her leave, she published occasional interviews in the New York Times Magazine.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

Audie Cornish is married to Boston Globe's Washington correspondent, Theo Emery.[14]


  1. ^ Audie N. Cornish, Associated Press Writer (November 6, 2001). "Harvard Professor Makes Hip-Hop CD". Washington Post. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Born broadcaster". UMass Magazine Online. 2005. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Teresa A. Franco (August 30, 2011). "Randolph native to host National Public Radio show". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Audie Cornish: NPR Profile". National Public Radio. Archived from the original on July 29, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2011.
  5. ^ Larry Parnass (May 15, 2011). "UMass grad Audie Cornish, NPR veteran, lands Sunday anchor slot". Retrieved September 4, 2011.
  6. ^ Cori Urban (September 2, 2014). "'All Things Considered' host Audie Cornish to attend opening of New England Public Radio facility in downtown Springfield". The Republican. Retrieved January 26, 2015. Cornish, originally from Boston and a 2001 graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in journalism...
  7. ^ Nanos, Janelle (October 2011). "Person of Interest: Audie Cornish". Boston Magazine. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  8. ^ "NPR Media Player". Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  9. ^ "New ATC and Weekend Edition Sunday hosts". Michigan Radio. 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  10. ^ Memmott, Mark (2013-01-03). "NPR's Michele Norris Returning As Host/Special Correspondent : The Two-Way". NPR. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  11. ^ Cornish, Audie (2017-08-21). Retrieved 2018-01-15. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ Cornish, Audie (2017-11-29). "Cornel West Doesn't Want to Be a Neoliberal Darling". New York Times. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  13. ^ Cornish, Audie (2018-01-03). "Masha Gessen Is Worried About Outrage Fatigue". New York Times. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  14. ^ Nanos, Janelle (October 2011). "Person of Interest: Audie Cornish". Boston Magazine. Retrieved June 18, 2016.

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