Scott Neuman

Scott Neuman works as a Digital News writer and editor, handling breaking news and feature stories for Occasionally he can be heard on-air reporting on stories for Newscasts and has done several radio features since he joined NPR in April 2007, as an editor on the Continuous News Desk.

Neuman brings to NPR years of experience as an editor and reporter at a variety of news organizations and based all over the world. For three years in Bangkok, Thailand, he served as an Associated Press Asia-Pacific desk editor. From 2000-2004, Neuman worked as a Hong Kong-based Asia editor and correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He spent the previous two years as the international desk editor at the AP, while living in New York.

As the United Press International's New Delhi-based correspondent and bureau chief, Neuman covered South Asia from 1995-1997. He worked for two years before that as a freelance radio reporter in India, filing stories for NPR, PRI and the Canadian Broadcasting System. In 1991, Neuman was a reporter at NPR Member station WILL in Champaign-Urbana, IL. He started his career working for two years as the operations director and classical music host at NPR member station WNIU/WNIJ in DeKalb/Rockford, IL.

Reporting from Pakistan immediately following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Neuman was part of the team that earned the Pulitzer Prize awarded to The Wall Street Journal for overall coverage of 9/11 and the aftermath. Neuman shared in several awards won by AP for coverage of the December 2004 Asian tsunami.

A graduate from Purdue University, Neuman earned a Bachelor's degree in communications and electronic journalism.



Tue May 10, 2011
Around the Nation

Along The Mississippi, An Old Sense Of Dread Rises

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 9:40 am

National Archives

As the bloated Mississippi River crests at near-record levels in Memphis, Tenn., Southern states are bracing for the slow-moving wall of water expected to soak towns from Illinois to Louisiana in flooding unlike anything seen in the better part of a century.

"The Mississippi is mighty, it's wicked ... and right now it's in a rage," Bob Nations Jr., director of the Office of Preparedness in Tennessee's Shelby County, told NPR this week.

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Fri May 6, 2011

April Jobs Up 244,000; Unemployment 9.0 Percent

The U.S. economic recovery continued to chug along as employers added jobs for a third-straight month.

The economy created a robust 244,000 jobs in April across a wide range of industries, according to a Labor Department report Friday. Gains in private-sector hiring — 268,000 jobs — was especially encouraging, although the number was offset slightly by jobs lost in state and local governments.

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Wed April 20, 2011
National Security

New Terror Alert System Aims For Clarity, Not Color

The new system of homeland security alerts unveiled Wednesday replaces one that critics said was vague and confusing — but it's not yet clear whether the simplified version can do any better job of keeping the public safe and informed.

The Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday that the familiar red, orange, yellow, green and blue alerts will be supplanted by just two alerts: "Elevated Threat," warning of a credible terrorist threat against the United States, and "Imminent Threat" for a credible, specific and impending threat.

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Tue April 19, 2011

McDonald's Hopes Hiring Drive Redefines 'McJobs'

McDonald's Corp.'s super-sized effort to hire 50,000 new employees in a one-day blitz Tuesday has two purposes, company officials say — one obvious and one not so obvious.

The first, of course, is to fill open slots. The other is to help the company challenge its stereotyped image as an employer of last resort.

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Mon April 18, 2011
The Two-Way

'Three Cups Of Tea' Author In Hot Water Over Alleged Fabrications

CBS' 60 Minutes has broadcast a damaging segment on Greg Mortenson, the author of the New York Times best-seller Three Cups of Tea, alleging that many of the stories in the book are exaggerated or outright fabrications and questioning the financial practices of his charity, the Central Asia Institute.

Questioned is the seminal story in the book telling how Mortenson stumbled into the village of Korphe after failing to summit Pakistan's K2.

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Mon April 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Lowe's Store Employees Save Themselves, Customers From Tornado

More on those tornadoes that hit the south over the weekend, killing at least 45 people.

The bright spot in the tragedy is the 100 or so customers and employees in a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Sanford, N.C., who managed to save themselves through quick thinking.

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Mon April 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Deadly Tornadoes Rip Through South; Tax Deadline Today

A series of powerful tornadoes that swept across six states has left a path of death and destruction unparalleled since the mid-1980s, killing at least 45 people. The violent weather, described by witnesses as like something out of 'The Wizard of Oz' began Thursday but continued through the weekend, spawning 240 tornadoes in the south — including Oklahoma, Virginia, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi.

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Thu April 14, 2011
Conflict In Libya

Can U.S. Keep From Getting Bogged Down In Libya?

Military intervention in Libya was supposed to be a quick mission: Use missiles and airstrikes to knock out Moammar Gadhafi's firepower and prevent attacks on civilians. Nearly a month in, Libyan rebels and government troops are stalemated and the NATO-led coalition is showing strain.

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