Sonari Glinton

Sonari Glinton is a NPR Business Desk reporter based at our NPR West bureau. He covers the auto industry, consumer goods and consumer behavior, as well as marketing and advertising.

In this position, which he has held since late 2010, Glinton has tackled big stories including GM's road back to profitability and Toyota's continuing struggles. Glinton has traveled throughout the Midwest covering important stories such as the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, and the 2012 presidential race. He has also covered the U.S. Senate and House for NPR.

Glinton came to NPR in August 2007 and worked as a producer for All Things Considered. During that time he produced interviews with everyone from UN Ambassador Susan Rice to Joan Rivers. The highlight for Glinton came when he produced Robert Siegel's 50 Great Voices piece on Nat King Cole.

Glinton began his public radio career as an intern at member station WBEZ in Chicago. He went on to produce and report for WBEZ. While in Chicago he focused on juvenile justice and the Cook County Board of Commissioners. Prior to journalism Glinton had a career in finance.

Glinton attended Boston University.

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Economy
3:58 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Increase In Subprime Car Loans Could Lead To Trouble

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 5:38 pm

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Business
3:56 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

From Jobs To Car Parts, Port Dispute Rippling Through The Economy

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 5:59 pm

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The Two-Way
6:41 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Lesley Gore, Famous For Her Song 'It's My Party,' Has Died

Singer Lesley Gore rehearses at a piano, in New York in 1966. Gore topped the charts in 1963 with the epic song of teenage misery, "It's My Party."
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Lesley Gore, a teen artist embraced by other teens when she sang "It's My Party" in 1963, died Monday of cancer in Manhattan. She was 68 years old.

Gore's string of hits came before 1960s counterculture reached its heights. Gore's clear emphatic and authoritative voice helped her define the sound of the post-Elvis, pre-Beatle rock and roll. And her first hits helped set the stage for later hits such as Aretha Franklin's "Respect" or Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."

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Business
4:58 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

What Fluctuations In Currency Mean For Car Interiors

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 9:07 am

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Business
4:33 am
Thu January 29, 2015

After Weak Earnings, McDonald's CEO Steps Down

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 12:20 am

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