As National Public Radio's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories. A respected leader in US media and a beloved figure to listeners who have followed her more than three-decade-long NPR career, Wertheimer provides clear-eyed analysis and thoughtful reporting on all NPR News programs. Before taking the senior national correspondent post, Wertheimer spent 13 years as a host of NPR's flagship news magazine, All Things Considered.
Her numerous journalism awards include those from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for her anchoring of "The Iran-Contra Affair: A Special Report" (a series of 41 half-hour programs on the Iran-Contra congressional hearings); from American Women in Radio/TV for her story "Illegal Abortion;" and from the American Legion for NPR's coverage of the Panama Treaty debates. She was named one of the top 50 journalists in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine and one of America's 200 most influential women by Vanity Fair.