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Audie Cornish Wikipedia
Audie N. Cornish is an American journalist and a current co-host of NPR's All Things Considered.
Cornish was born in Randolph, Massachusetts to Jamaican parents, and graduated from Randolph High School.
She graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. During her years there, she interned with NPR 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.
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 twenty 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. 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. On January 3, 2013, it was announced that Cornish would remain the host of the show and that Norris would instead return as a special correspondent.
Audie Cornish is married to Boston Globe's Washington correspondent, Theo Emery.