Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.

Each election year, Liasson provides key coverage of the candidates and issues in both presidential and congressional races. During her tenure she has covered six presidential elections — in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Prior to her current assignment, Liasson was NPR's White House correspondent for all eight years of the Clinton administration. She has won the White House Correspondents Association's Merriman Smith Award for daily news coverage in 1994, 1995, and again in 1997. From 1989-1992 Liasson was NPR's congressional correspondent.

Liasson joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and newscaster. From September 1988 to June 1989 she took a leave of absence from NPR to attend Columbia University in New York as a recipient of a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism.

Prior to joining NPR, Liasson was a freelance radio and television reporter in San Francisco. She was also managing editor and anchor of California Edition, a California Public Radio nightly news program, and a print journalist for The Vineyard Gazette in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Liasson is a graduate of Brown University where she earned a bachelor's degree in American history.

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4:37 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Democrats May Have Been Missing A Good Message

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 5:33 pm

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After every decisive election, the losers have to answer the question what just happened to us? Democrats will be doing that for the next several months as they lick their wounds and get ready for 2016.

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Politics
3:16 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Races To Watch In The Midterm Elections

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 5:32 pm

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And joining us to talk about what she'll be watching tonight is NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Hey there, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi, Audie.

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Politics
3:33 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Disappointment With Both Parties A Major Factor In Midterm Elections

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 5:23 pm

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Politics
3:46 am
Thu October 30, 2014

What Women's Votes Could Mean For The Midterms

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 1:25 pm

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Politics
3:36 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Parties Compete To Build The Best Voter-Turnout Machine

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 6:32 am

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