Audie Cornish has become an absolute powerhouse in broadcast journalism. Cornish has played an integral role in the media during a number of important, historic events in our country. In 2001, Cornish’s highly regarded journalism career began at the Associated Press in Boston, shortly before the September 11 terrorist attacks. She then joined NPR’s National Division in 2005, including including impact events such as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She then joined the political group NPR in Washington to cover the 2008 presidential race and the historic election of President Barack Obama. Impressively, in 2011 she was chosen as the host of the show Sunday weekend versionand her work with David Isay’s StoryCorps 9/11 project earned her the George Peabody Award.
Perhaps her most famous position is her decades-long stint as the co-host of NPR’s top news show, All things Considered, where she interviews a wide range of subjects from stars like Bruce Springsteen to political figures including former President Barack Obama to literary icons like Ta-Nehisi Coates. She certainly has had a deep and prolific journalistic career, but earlier this year she made a big career decision.