News Anchor & Correspondent
Audie Cornish is a journalist who is a recognized and trusted voice on the airwaves. Cornish joined CNN+ in early 2022 after two decades in journalism, serving as a co-host of NPR’s flagship news program, All Things Considered. She joined NPR in 2005 on the National Desk.
Named host of Weekend Edition Sunday in 2011, she earned a George Peabody Award for her work with David Isay’s StoryCorps 9/11 Project, and in 2020, the National Press Foundation recognized her work with the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Her feature reporting on the opioid crisis in Baltimore earned a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Cornish’s career in journalism began at the Associated Press in Boston in 2001, just before the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The following year, her love of radio brought her to Boston’s WBUR, where she reported on the legislative battle in Massachusetts over same-sex marriage, the Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal, and other major news.
Her interview subjects have ranged from pop stars such as singer Maren Morris and actor Richard Gere, to political figures such as former First Lady Michele Obama and Senator Ben Sasse, to literary icons like Ta-Nehisi Coates.
She lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband -- fellow journalist and author Theo Emery -- and two sons.
We loved our time with Audie! She was fabulous on the Meet & Greet as well. Overall, the event was great.