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Margaret  Warner

Margaret Warner

Television News Journalist


Margaret Warner is one of three senior correspondents on PBS's nightly news program - The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - reporting on, and interviewing, the men and women who are shaping every facet of today's world.  Read More >

She is also the lead correspondent for The NewsHour's overseas reporting unit, which has taken her recently to Iran, Turkey, France, Pakistan, Kenya and China. In 2008, Warner was awarded the Edward Weintal Prize for International Reporting by Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy for her overseas reporting.

In addition, Warner is one of four co-anchors of America Abroad, an hour-long radio program devoted to foreign affairs aired on 90 public radio stations through PRI, Public Radio International. 

Warner joined The News Hour in 1993 after a career in print journalism.  She spent a decade at Newsweek as political and campaign correspondent, White House reporter and chief diplomatic correspondent during the end of the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the first Gulf War.  She previously reported for The Wall Street Journal, The San Diego Union, and The Concord [N.H.} Monitor

Her diplomatic coverage for Newsweek during the Gulf War made her runner-up for the National Press Club’s 1990 Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Reporting.  She also shared, with other Newsweek reporters and editors, the prestigious George Polk Award for coverage of terrorism and the Best Reporting Award from the Overseas Press Club.  Read Less ^

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A Conversation with Margaret Warner