Noel King

Co-host of Today, Explained

Noel King (@NoelKing) is editorial director and host of Today, Explained, Vox’s flagship daily news podcast. In addition to hosting the show, King, who joined Vox earlier this year, will help set Today, Explained’s direction as it embarks on a new chapter of growth, developing special series, reporting ambitious stories, and more.

 

King joined Vox from NPR, where she was a co-host of Morning Edition and Up First. She was part of a team of NPR journalists who won an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2020 for their reporting along the US/Mexico border on the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy. She also received a Gracie Award in 2021 for her reporting from Minneapolis after George Floyd’s murder, and was honored by the Radio Hall of Fame in 2020 as “One to Watch.” Outside of Morning Edition, King has held a range of roles in radio, including stints as a correspondent at Planet Money, a producer at The Takeaway, and a reporter at Marketplace. She has reported on a range of issues, from the U.S.’s 2021 election to the Arab Spring. 

 

King is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in American Civilization.

Noel King appears in the following:

Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law as legal fights move ahead

Friday, December 10, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court allowed abortion providers to challenge Texas' restrictive abortion law. NPR's Noel King speaks with Florida State law professor Mary Ziegler about the implications.

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News brief: New York's Trump case, COVID surge, Michigan school shooting

Friday, December 10, 2021

New York's attorney general wants to question ex-president Trump in a civil fraud case. U.S. Delta cases surge. A Michigan school district, its officials and some staff, are sued after a shooting.

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News brief: democracy summit, NPR political poll, Mosseri defends Instagram

Thursday, December 09, 2021

President Biden will virtually host a summit for countries to talk about democracy. A new poll indicates the president has low approval ratings. Instagram's CEO defends the platform before Congress.

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How committed is the United States to the defense of Ukraine?

Thursday, December 09, 2021

President Biden says he believes Russian President Putin heard his message not to invade Ukraine. U.S. military officials say they don't see the logistics buildup that would signal an invasion.

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The Biden administration announces steps to slow COVID in the winter months

Friday, December 03, 2021

New York is now among the several states where the new coronavirus strain has been detected. As the omicron variant spreads, the Biden administration announces new steps to slow COVID.

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News brief: omicron variant, border policy, Alec Baldwin interview

Friday, December 03, 2021

The omicron variant spreads in the U.S. The Trump administration's 'Remain in Mexico' policy will be re-starting. Alec Baldwin had his first TV interview about the fatal shooting on the set of Rust.

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Omicron variant could become another speedbump on the road to economic recovery

Friday, December 03, 2021

The latest jobs report from the Labor Department will be a snapshot of the job market before the arrival of the new coronavirus variant.

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News brief: omicron variant, Biden's COVID strategy, abortion court case

Thursday, December 02, 2021

The U.S. has a case of the latest coronavirus variant. President Biden will outline a new plan for dealing with COVID-19. The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to roll back abortion rights.

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WTA suspends tournaments in China over concern about Peng Shuai

Thursday, December 02, 2021

The Women's Tennis Association suspended all tournaments in China over concerns about Chinese player Peng Shuai, who accused a high-ranking government official of sexual assault.

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Health officials encourage vaccinations as U.S. waits for arrival of omicron

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Concerns about omicron are growing after the head of Moderna expressed doubt about vaccines' effectiveness against the new coronavirus variant. Some scientists are more optimistic, though.

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News brief: omicron variant, landmark abortion case, high school shooting

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

There is still not much known about the newest coronavirus variant. The Supreme Court considers the future of abortion in the U.S. In Michigan, people are mourning after the latest school shooting.

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Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will appear before the Jan. 6 panel

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol says former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has agreed to provide documents and appear for a deposition.

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A court in Myanmar postpones its verdict for ousted leader Suu Kyi

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

In military controlled Myanmar, a court has postponed a verdict in Aung San Suu Kyi's incitement trial. The elected leader was detained by the military when it seized power on Feb 1.

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News brief: omicron variant, N.Y. state of emergency, Gaza talks

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Experts predict in time, the new coronavirus variant will emerge in the U.S. New York already declared a state of emergency. Diplomats work behind the scenes for a new deal between Hamas and Israel.

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The omicron variant is the latest proof that the pandemic isn't over

Monday, November 29, 2021

There are cases of this new coronavirus variant reported in several countries. How much protection can fully vaccinated people expect to have?

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Hondurans appear to have elected the country's first female president

Monday, November 29, 2021

Hondurans went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president. The leftist opposition candidate claimed victory but complete results may not be known for days.

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Virgil Abloh, fashion designer, dies at 41 after a private battle with cancer

Monday, November 29, 2021

Designer Virgil Abloh died Sunday at age 41 after fighting a rare form of cancer. The founder of the label Off-White and the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear was known as a visionary.

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News brief: Omicron variant, Maxwell trial, renowned fashion designer dies

Monday, November 29, 2021

A new coronavirus variant creates uncertainty around the world. Opening statements begin Monday in Ghislaine Maxwell's trial. Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died at age 41.

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After a GOP delay, Biden's Build Back Better bill could be voted on in the House

Friday, November 19, 2021

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy delayed a vote on President Biden's spending bill with a record-breaking speech. Democrats now expect to vote on the legislative package Friday.

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The federal government moves closer to expanding booster shots for everyone

Friday, November 19, 2021

An expert panel of CDC advisers will meet to consider expanding COVID-19 booster eligibility to all adults. With cases rising in the U.S., how much can boosters really help?

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