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Michele L. Norris
Born September 7, 1961 (1961-09-07) (age 48)
Minnesota
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin-Madison
OccupationJournalist
SpouseBroderick Johnson
Notable credit(s)ABC World News
The Chicago Tribune
The Los Angeles Times
The Washington Post

Michele L. Norris (born September 7, 1961) is an American radio journalist and current host of the National Public Radio evening news program All Things Considered since December 9, 2002.

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Early years

Norris was born in Minnesota to Betty and Melvin Norris Jr. She attended Washburn High School in Minneapolis, and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied electrical engineering, and later the University of Minnesota where she received a degree in journalism in 1985.

Career

Norris was a correspondent for ABC News from 1993 to 2002. She wrote for The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. While at The Washington Post, Norris received the Livingston Award for articles she wrote about the life of Dooney Waters, a six-year-old boy who lived with a crack-addicted mother in a crack house.

Norris received the Livingston Award in 1990, a Pulitzer Prize, and an Emmy Award in 2002.

Personal life

Norris lives in the District of Columbia with husband Broderick Johnson and her son, daughter, and college-aged stepson.

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