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Michele Norris

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Michele Norris is an award-winning journalist who reported for ABC News and wrote for The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times before hosting National Public Radio‘s longest-running program, All Things Considered. Since 2013 she has been a host and special correspondent at NPR, where she produces in-depth profiles, interviews and series and also guest hosts NPR programs.

Norris directs “The Race Card Project,” an on-line social experiment which aims to foster a wider conversation about race in America and won a Peabody Award in 2014 for excellence in electronic media.

She is also the author of The Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir. While researching material for the book, she unearthed family secrets that shed light on her African-American legacy and raised questions about America’s complicated racial history.