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Fox News Channel contributor Mara Liasson is one of the most respected political reporters in Washington. As a panelist she brings her knowledge of politics and current events to Special Report with Brett Baier and Fox News Sunday, a public affairs program shown nationwide on Sunday mornings.

A graduate of Brown University, Liasson is national political correspondent for National Public Radio. She was NPR's White House correspondent all the way through the Clinton administration and her reports feature on the award-winning news magazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She has covered every presidential election since 1992 and reports on every Senate and House race.

The recipient of a Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, Liasson took a sabbatical to attend Columbia University in New York for a year in 1988/9, but she has remained with NPR ever since. Her reporting has garnered many awards and she is a three-time winner of the White House Correspondents' Association "Merriman Smith Award" for excellence in daily news reporting.

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    Mara Liasson joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 1997 and currently serves as a contributor. She also serves as a panelist on Special Report with Brett Baier and FOX News Sunday, FOX Broadcasting Company’s public affairs program that airs nationwide each Sunday morning.

    Liasson is the national political correspondent for National Public Radio. She joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and newscaster. Liasson’s reports can be heard on the award-winning newsmagazines, All Things Considered and Morning Edition. During her tenure, she has covered the all the presidential elections since 1992 and reports on Senate and House races every election year. Prior to her current assignment, Liasson was NPR’s White House correspondent during all eight years of the Clinton administration.

    Liasson received a Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism. From Sept. 1988-June 1989, she took a leave of absence to attend Columbia University in New York. Shortly thereafter, she returned to NPR as its congressional correspondent.

    Liasson has received numerous awards and honors for her reporting, including the White House Correspondents’ “Association Merriman Smith Award” in 1994, 1995 and 1997 for excellence in daily news reporting.

    Liasson earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University.


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“Politics, as you know, comes from the Greek poly, meaning many, and tics meaning bloodsucking insects," quips Mara Liasson with characteristic wry humor as she explores the changes in the approach to government of the Obama administration. “Politics is not something to be disdained, as I think Obama did for much of the first administration," she explains, “politics is an epic battle of clashing visions."

Mara Liasson Onstage Interview



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Mara Liasson brings a wealth of experience from the Washington arena to her keynote speeches. She has covered every election from 1992 to 2012 for NPR and was White House correspondent all the way through the Clinton administration.

Her deep knowledge of Washington politics, gained from the inside, allows her to give an eye opening and authoritative perspective of the media influence on the politics and policy of the United States government.

When it comes to politics and elections, Mara Liasson is of the most trusted voices in political journalism. In her positions as Political Contributor for Fox News, National Political Correspondent for NPR and the host of several award-winning newsmagazines, Liasson wields the experience needed to provide audiences with a solid understanding of the issues. Serving as White House correspondent during the Clinton Administration and covering every presidential election from 1992 to 2012 for NPR, Liasson delivers a candid perspective on how the media will impact the politics and policy issues facing the country today.




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When it comes to politics and elections, Mara Liasson is of the most trusted voices in political journalism. In her positions as Political Contributor for Fox News, National Political Correspondent for NPR and the host of several award-winning newsmagazines, Liasson wields the experience needed to provide audiences with a solid understanding of the issues. Serving as White House correspondent during the Clinton Administration and covering every presidential election from 1992 to 2012 for NPR, Liasson delivers a candid perspective on how the media will impact the politics and policy issues facing the country today.

Mara Liasson Speech


“Politics, as you know, comes from the Greek poly, meaning many, and tics meaning bloodsucking insects," quips Mara Liasson with characteristic wry humor as she explores the changes in the approach to government of the Obama administration. “Politics is not something to be disdained, as I think Obama did for much of the first administration," she explains, “politics is an epic battle of clashing visions."

Mara Liasson Onstage Interview