Steve Inskeep

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Steve Inskeep
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Inskeep at the 2011 Texas Book Festival.
Born (1968-06-16) June 16, 1968 (age 51)
ShowMorning Edition
Previous show(s)All Things Considered

Steve Inskeep (/ˈɪnskp/; born June 16, 1968) is an American journalist who is currently the host of Morning Edition and Up First on National Public Radio. Prior to being host of Morning Edition, Inskeep was NPR's transportation correspondent and the host of Weekend All Things Considered.

Inskeep is the author of Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi, published in October 2011. The book examines the changes associated with the dramatic growth of Karachi, Pakistan, in the second half of the twentieth century. Inskeep has made several trips to Pakistan in his role at NPR.[1]

Inskeep was raised in Carmel, Indiana, and graduated from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, in 1990. His first professional experience in radio was a stint as a sportscaster at WMKY-FM in Morehead.[2] Inskeep was hired by NPR in 1996. His first full-time assignment was the 1996 presidential primary in New Hampshire.[3]

Notable work[edit]

Title Memo
Oil Money Divides Nigeria[4] received a 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
with other members of NPR
06/01/2009 Transcript: Obama's Full Interview With NPR[5] Barack Obama
Michele Norris
09/25/2009 Ahmadinejad: Holocaust 'Opinion Of Just A Few'[6][7] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Bijan Khajepour[8]
Along The Grand Trunk Road: Coming Of Age In India And Pakistan[9] Grand Trunk Road
Revolutionary Road Trip[10] Arab Spring
Arab Spring concurrent incidents
from Carthage to Cairo
Borderland: Dispatches From The U.S.-Mexico Boundary[11] Mexico–United States border
05/29/2014 Transcript And Audio: President Obama's Full NPR Interview[12] at United States Military Academy
after Commencement speech[13]


Title Year Publisher ISBN
Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi 2011 Penguin, New York, NY 9781594203152
Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab 2015 Penguin, New York, NY 9781594205569

Personal life[edit]

Inskeep and his wife, Carolee, have a daughter, Ava, who was born in 2005.[2] In 2012 the Inskeeps traveled to China and adopted Ana Xiao as their second child. Steve Inskeep himself was also raised as an adopted child.[14]

Media offices
Preceded by
Bob Edwards
Host of Morning Edition
2004-present (co-host with Renée Montagne (2004-2016), David Greene (2012-present) and Rachel Martin (2016-present))
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Steve Inskeep On The Growing Pains Of An 'Instant City'". 13 October 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Inskeep bio at". 20 April 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Steve Inskeep : NPR". 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Oil Money Divides Nigeria : NPR". 2005. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Transcript: Obama's Full Interview With NPR". 1 June 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Ahmadinejad: Holocaust 'Opinion Of Just A Few'". 25 September 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Transcript: NPR Interviews Mahmoud Ahmadinejad". 24 September 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Bijan Khajehpour released – an update". Reuters. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Along The Grand Trunk Road: Coming Of Age In India And Pakistan : NPR". 19 May 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Revolutionary Road Trip". 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Borderland: Dispatches From The U.S.-Mexico Boundary : NPR". 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Transcript And Audio: President Obama's Full NPR Interview". 29 May 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Remarks by the President at the United States Military Academy Commencement Ceremony". 28 May 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  14. ^ "NPR Host Steve Inskeep on His Two Adoptions". 19 February 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2014.

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