David Greene

David Greene is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. He is the host of NPR's Morning Edition, the most listened-to radio news program in the United States, and also hosts NPR's popular morning news podcast, Up First.

Prior to taking on his current role in 2012, Greene was an NPR foreign correspondent based in Moscow covering the region from Ukraine and the Baltics east to Siberia. During that time he brought listeners stories as wide-ranging as Chernobyl 25 years later and Beatles-singing Russian Babushkas. He wrote the best-selling book Midnight in Siberia, capturing Russian life on a journey across the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Greene later won an Edward R. Murrow Award for his interview with two young men badly beaten by authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya as part of a campaign to target gay men. Greene also spent a month in Libya reporting riveting stories in the most difficult of circumstances as NATO bombs fell on Tripoli. He was honored with the 2011 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University for that coverage of the Arab Spring.

Greene's voice became familiar to NPR listeners from his four years covering the White House. To report on former President George W. Bush's second term, he spent hours in NPR's spacious booth in the basement of the West Wing (it's about the size of your average broom closet). He also spent time trekking across five continents, reporting on White House visits to places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Rwanda, Uruguay – and, of course, Crawford, Texas.

During the days following Hurricane Katrina, Greene was aboard Air Force One when President Bush flew low over the Gulf Coast and caught his first glimpse of the storm's destruction. On the ground in New Orleans, Greene brought listeners a moving interview with the late Ethel Williams, a then-74-year-old flood victim who got an unexpected visit from the president.

Greene was an integral part of NPR's coverage of the historic 2008 election, reporting on Hillary Clinton's campaign from start to finish, and also focusing on how racial attitudes were playing into voters' decisions. The White House Correspondents' Association took special note of Greene's report on a speech by then-candidate Barack Obama addressing the nation's racial divide. Greene was given the Association's 2008 Merriman Smith Award for deadline coverage of the presidency.

After President Obama took office, Greene kept one eye trained on the White House and the other eye on the road. He spent three months driving across America – with a recorder, camera, and lots of caffeine – to learn how the recession was touching Americans during President Obama's first 100 days in office. The series was called "100 Days: On the Road in Troubled Times."

Before joining NPR in 2005, Greene spent nearly seven years as a newspaper reporter for the Baltimore Sun. He covered the White House during the Bush administration's first term and wrote about an array of other topics for the paper, including why Oklahomans love the sport of cockfighting, why two Amish men in Pennsylvania were caught trafficking methamphetamine, and how one woman brought Christmas back to a small town in Maryland.

Before graduating magna cum laude from Harvard in 1998 with a degree in government, Greene worked as the senior editor on the Harvard Crimson. In 2004, he was named co-volunteer of the year for Coaching for College, a Washington, DC, program offering tutoring to inner-city youth. He lives in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, with his wife, Rose Previte, a restauranteur.

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Republican leaders announced yesterday that there will not be any votes in the House of Representatives this week.

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President Trump made his first trip to an active combat zone yesterday. That's nearly two years into his presidency.

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An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in U.S. immigration custody yesterday.

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President Trump usually takes a lot of pride in the stock market.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: The stock market has hit record numbers.

The stock market is hitting one all-time record after another.

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The federal government remains partially shut down this morning. A quarter of the government - that's about 800,000 federal workers - have been impacted by this.

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And I'm David Greene. President Trump says that U.S. troops are going to be leaving Syria.

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The Senate passed a criminal justice overhaul last night.

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Authorities in Vancouver, Canada, have arrested a top executive at one of China's biggest tech companies.

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This is an extraordinary moment and an extraordinary morning in Washington, D.C. Funeral services are about to take place for the late President George H.W. Bush. And here are some of the sounds we heard in Washington moments ago.

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We have some additional insight today on the continued cooperation between the White House and Paul Manafort.

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is already in jail, may be there for longer than he planned.

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The United States shut down its largest border crossing with Mexico over the weekend.

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Emergency workers in Northern California have found 13 more bodies.

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Ohio, Indiana, Missouri - President Trump has a full day of campaigning scheduled before Election Day tomorrow.

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Today the president and first lady visit Pittsburgh.

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So what drove a man to open fire in a synagogue in Pittsburgh?

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A group of migrants has focused fresh attention on the flow of people from Central America.

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Here are two basic realities about California. First, it's an overwhelmingly Democratic state which Hillary Clinton won with millions of votes to spare.

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