Reena Advani is an editor for NPR's Morning Edition and NPR's news podcast Up First.
She also oversees Morning Edition's books coverage, accepting pitches from anyone with a compelling story to tell.
Advani was part of the team that covered China's 2019 Belt & Road forum in Beijing, showcasing China's global ambitions and its complex relationship with the United States.
In 2018, Advani edited Morning Edition's live coverage from Memphis, marking 50 years since Martin Luther King Junior's assassination.
In 2016, she was the lead editor on NPR's special documentary looking back at President Obama's eight years in office.
Among Advani's highlights at NPR: bringing Dominique Crenn, Matt Damon, King Abdullah II, Andre Agassi, and Serena Williams to air.
Prior to joining Morning Edition, Advani was a producer for NPR's foreign desk for ten years.
Advani is an East West Center fellow and participated in their first Korea-United States Journalists Exchange. She has also traveled to China, Nepal, and Belgium on journalism fellowships.
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