Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.
In this role, she is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts airing during NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Occasionally she serves as a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
Before joining NPR in 1990, Coleman was a staff reporter and copy editor for the Washington Afro-American newspaper. She produced and hosted First Edition, an overnight news program at NPR's member station WAMU-FM in Washington, D.C.
Early in her career, Coleman worked in commercial radio as news and public affairs directors at stations in Phoenix and Tucson.
Coleman's work has been recognized by the Arizona Associated Press Awards for best radio newscast, editorial, and short feature. In 1983, she was nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America.
Coleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University. She studied law at Georgetown University Law Center.
Ed Ward is the rock-and-roll historian on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
A co-author of Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll, Ward has also contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and countless music magazines.
Ward lives in Montpellier, France. He blogs at Ward in France.
Though she started her broadcasting career as a news reporter, City Folk Morning host Claudia Marshall is a music lover at heart -- she's from Motown, after all.
The day after graduation, Marshall packed up her Ford Escort and drove to Los Angeles in pursuit of a journalism career. She soon found it at all-news station KFWB, where she worked her way up from copywriter to newscaster before going on to a gig at L.A.'s top-rated oldies station, KRTH. In 1995, after a stint as a television reporter and a move to Portland, Ore., Marshall was lured to New York by CBS News. She spent the next five years reporting and anchoring national radio broadcasts there and at ABC News.
Soon after arriving in New York Marshall discovered WFUV and became an enthusiastic member. A few years later, Marshall decided WFUV might be a fun place to work and contacted program director Chuck Singleton. Her background in journalism and love of music thus begat City Folk Morning in the winter of 2001.
Marshall enjoys meeting "our great listeners" at local concert venues and interviewing her musical heroes on the air. She lives in Rockland County with her husband, two stepdaughters and a yellow lab. When she is not working at the station or catching live music, she is writing and performing her own music and contributing her talents to the non-profit group "Songs of Love," which cheers terminally-ill children with songs personalized just for them.