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Steve Inskeep

Host, Morning Edition, and Up First

Steve Inskeep hosts NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR’s Morning News Podcast Up First.

Inskeep is well-known for his interviews with Presidents and Congressional Leaders. He also loves stories about the less-famous steve inskeep: Pennsylvania truck drivers, Kentucky coal miners and U.S. Mexico border detainees. Yemeni refugees, California firefighters, American Soldiers.

Inskeep joined Morning Edition in 2004 and has hosted the show from New Orleans, Detroit and San Francisco. He also investigated Baghdadi police and was awarded a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award “The Price of African steve inskeep Oil” for his reporting on the conflict in Nigeria. Inskeep has taken listeners along a 2,428-mile journey to the U.S.-Mexico border and 2,700 miles through North Africa. He has been to Iran many times and covered wars in Syria, Yemen and Yemen.

Inskeep said Morning Edition works to “slowdown the news,” meaning it makes sense of fast-moving stories. Inskeep and NPR’s Michele Norris led “The York Project”, groundbreaking conversations about race. This conversation was a prime example of Inskeep’s work during the 2008 Presidential campaign. It received an Alfred I. duPont University Silver Baton.

NPR hired Inskeep in 1996. Inskeep’s first assignment full-time was the 1996 New Hampshire presidential primary. He continued to cover the Senate and the Pentagon as well as the 2000 presidential campaign. He covered the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistani turmoil, and the invasion of Iraq after the September 11 attacks. He was awarded the National Headliner Award in 2003 for his investigation of a failed military operation in Afghanistan. He was twice awarded the Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Silver Baton by NPR News for his coverage of Iraq.

Inskeep draws inspiration from Langston Hughes’ book, Laughing To Keep From Crying, on days when there is bad news. He told Nuvo magazine that during 2008’s financial crisis and Great Recession, Morning Edition was hosting. “It was particularly important for me to… be amused, even though I had to laugh cynically, about the things going wrong.” Laughter is a sign you aren’t defeated.

Instant City: Death and Life in Karachi is Inskeep’s 2011 book. It is about one of the most important megacities in the world. Jacksonland is his history of President Andrew Jackson’s long-running dispute with John Ross. Ross was a Cherokee chief who refused to allow Indians to be removed from the eastern United States.

Numerous TV programs have featured him, including ABC’s This Week and NBC’s Meet the Press. He also appeared on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, CNN’s Inside Politics, and the PBS Newshour. He has contributed to publications such as The New York Times and Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal.

  • Inskeep, a native of Carmel in Indiana, is a graduate from Morehead State University, Kentucky.
  • Steve Inskeep hosts NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR’s Morning News Podcast Up First.

Inskeep is well-known for his interviews with Presidents and Congressional Leaders. He also loves stories about the less famous, such as Pennsylvania truck drivers, Kentucky coal miners, U.S. border detainees, Yemeni refugees or California firefighters.

Inskeep joined Morning Edition in 2004 and has hosted the show from New Orleans, Detroit and San Francisco. He also investigated Baghdadi police and was awarded a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award “The Price of African Oil” for his reporting on conflict in Nigeria. Inskeep has taken listeners along a 2,428-mile journey to the U.S.-Mexico border and 2,700 miles through North Africa. He has been to Iran many times and covered wars in Syria, Yemen and Yemen.

Inskeep said Morning Edition is designed to slow down news and make sense of fast-moving stories. Inskeep and NPR’s Michele Norris led “The York Project”, groundbreaking conversations about race. This conversation was a prime example of Inskeep’s work during the 2008 Presidential campaign. It received the Alfred I. duPont University Silver Baton for excellence.

NPR hired Inskeep in 1996. Inskeep’s first assignment full-time was the 1996 New Hampshire presidential primary. He continued to cover the Senate and the Pentagon as well as the 2000 presidential campaign. He covered the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistani turmoil, and the invasion of Iraq after the September 11 attacks. He was awarded the National Headliner Award in 2003 for his investigation of a failed military operation in Afghanistan. He was twice awarded the Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Silver Baton by NPR News for his coverage of Iraq.

Inskeep draws inspiration from Langston Hughes’ book, Laughing To Keep From Crying, on days when there is bad news. He told Nuvo magazine that during 2008’s financial crisis and Great Recession, Morning Edition was hosting. “It was particularly important for me to… be amused, even though I had to laugh cynically, about the things going wrong.” Laughter is a sign you aren’t defeated

  • Steve Inskeep
  • Photo by Steve Inskeep

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steve Inskeep is the cohost of NPR’s Morning Edition, America’s most-listened radio program, and NPR’s Up First, one the nation’s most listened to podcasts. His reporting took him to the United States, China, Pakistan, Latin America and Africa. He has been searching for the truth behind the news and is the author of Instant City, Life and Death in Karachi and Jacksonland, President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross and Great American Land Grab. Both published by Penguin Press

STEVE INSKEEP

Steve Inskeep co-hosts NPR’s Morning co cult Edition, and Up First. He is also the author of Imperfect Union, How Jessie Fremont and John Fremont Mapped and Invented Celebrity and Started the Civil War. He is currently writing a biography about Abraham Lincoln.