Scott Neuman

Scott Neuman works as a Digital News writer and editor, handling breaking news and feature stories for NPR.org. 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.

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3:42pm

Tue April 19, 2011
Economy

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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7:24pm

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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9:17am

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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8:43am

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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9:05am

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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