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Melissa Block
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Born c. 1962
Education Harvard University
University of Geneva
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) Stefan Fatsis
Notable credit(s) National Public Radio

Melissa Block (born c. 1962) is an American radio host. She is one of the hosts of National Public Radio's All Things Considered news program.

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She graduated from Harvard University in 1983 with a degree in French history and literature and in 1984 was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Geneva. She is married to former Wall Street Journal reporter and NPR sports contributor Stefan Fatsis. They have a daughter and live in Washington, D.C.. She started with All Things Considered in 1985 as an editorial assistant. She later worked as editor, director, senior producer, and then as a correspondent in New York. Her 1999 report investigating rape as a weapon of war in Kosovo was cited when NPR News won an Overseas Press Club Award. Her September 11, 2001 reporting was part of coverage that earned NPR News a George Foster Peabody Award.

Block was recording an interview in Chengdu, China when the area was struck by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.[1] Her coverage of the earthquake earned NPR a George Foster Peabody Award.

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