Mara Liasson Biography
Mara Liasson is an American journalist and political pundit. She is the national political correspondent for National Public Radio and also a contributor at Fox News Channel. She is currently the national political correspondent for National Public Radio. She is a panelist on Fox News Sunday and a daily contributor to Special Report with Bret Baier. She previously served as a white house correspondent and received White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith Award.
Mara Liasson Age
Mara Liasson is the face of a successful journalist and political pundit. She was born on13 June 1955 in New York, New York, United States. At the age of 63, she is widely recognized as the political correspondent for National Public Radio.Mara Liasson
Mara Liasson Net Worth
She is the face of a successful journalist and political pundit. She has an estimated net worth of $3million that accumulated from her television career. she is widely recognized as the political correspondent for National Public Radio, and also a contributor at the Fox News Channel where she works as a panelist for Fox News Sunday.
Mara Liasson Husband
Mara Liasson was married to Jonathan W. Cuneo who is an American lawyer who has represented clients in state and federal litigation and in government relations in the fields of antitrust, civil and human rights, consumer protection, corporate governance, and securities for over three decades. The couple does not have any children.
Mara Liasson Education
She was born in New York City, and She graduated from Scarsdale High School in Scarsdale, New York in 1973. She studied at Scarsdale High School, where she was one of a few students to form the Scarsdale Alternative School, an experimental democratic community that still exists today. She is a graduate of Brown University with a bachelor of arts degree in American history. She is also a practicing Jew.
Mara Liasson Career
She was once a freelance radio and television reporter in San Francisco and worked at Berkeley’s KPFA before joining NPR in 1985. She was awarded a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism to study at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for a year; she took leave to do that in 1988-89, then became NPR’s congressional correspondent. Currently, She is now NPR’s national political correspondent.
She was NPR’s White House correspondent from 1992–2001, receiving the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith Award for daily news coverage for 1994, 1995 and 1997.
Mara Liasson Notable Credits
- National Public Radio (NPR)
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- Fox News Sunday
Mara Liasson TV Show
- Special Report (TV program)
- Fox News Sunday
Mara Liasson NPR
Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.
Each election year, She provides key coverage of the candidates and issues in both presidential and congressional races. During her tenure, she has covered seven presidential elections — in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Prior to her current assignment, Liasson was NPR’s White House correspondent for all eight years of the Clinton administration. She has won the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith Award for daily news coverage in 1994, 1995, and again in 1997. From 1989-1992 Liasson was NPR’s congressional correspondent.
Liasson joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and newscaster. From September 1988 to June 1989 she took a leave of absence from NPR to attend Columbia University in New York as a recipient of a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism.
Prior to joining NPR, Liasson was a freelance radio and television reporter in San Francisco. She was also managing editor and anchor of California Edition, a California Public Radio nightly news program, and a print journalist for The Vineyard Gazette in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Brown University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American history.
Trump’s New Immigration Proposal Lacks Support From Key Congress Members
President Trump delivered a speech Thursday outlining a new immigration plan. The proposal focuses on changing the legal immigration system but lacks support from key Republicans and Democrats in Congress.
ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:
Now let’s bring in NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson, who is also watching the president’s immigration speech and listening to that conversation just then with Adam Kennedy. Hi, Mara.
MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi, Ari.
SHAPIRO: I want to ask you about something that Kennedy just said – that this is not meant to be comprehensive. So how would you describe what it is meant to be?
LIASSON: Well, it isn’t meant to be comprehensive, but you can imagine some kind of merit-based orientation to legal immigration being part of a comprehensive solution. As a matter of fact, if you went back to the Gang of Eight plan, that made the system more merit-based. I think…
SHAPIRO: That was bipartisan…
LIASSON: Right. That was a…
SHAPIRO: …The proposal that didn’t go anywhere.
LIASSON: …Bipartisan proposal. I think what this is meant to be for the short term is – as a senior administration official said yesterday, this is going to show the country that Republicans are not against immigrants. So it’s political. It’s to unify the Republicans around something positive. And what we did hear the president – for the – for one of the few times that he’s ever talked about immigration in this way today – talked about America as a national family, that we’re welcoming; we just want legal immigrants. That’s something new for him.
So it’s something that Republicans can rally around, and it’s a little bit different tone than the way the president usually talks about immigrants, which are people who are dangerous, who are invading our country, infesting our country – are some of the words he’s used…
LIASSON: …To do us harm.
SHAPIRO: If Democrats ignore or reject this proposal, does that pose a political risk for them?
LIASSON: I don’t think it’s a risk for them to reject this proposal. I think what would be a risk for Democrats – if they don’t have their own border security plan. The president today right at the top of his speech said we are presenting a clear contrast; Democrats are proposing open borders, lower wages, and lawless chaos. In other words, he presented in starkly political terms right off the bat.
And I think that just as the Republicans and the president have a problem with immigration when they’re associated with a border wall, with xenophobia, with separating children from their parents at the border, the Democrats have an issue – a problem if they don’t address border security at all.
SHAPIRO: And so do you think this change in approach from the White House represents a reset or reframing of the debate around immigration?
LIASSON: I think it represents a tiny reframing. The thing that I found most interesting was that the administration did not feel it had to make any nod to the restrictionists. In other words, there was no drop in the overall number of green cards. Every other proposal that the president has made when he’s negotiated with Democrats has always included a decrease in the number of legal immigrants. This one doesn’t. It shows you that he must be pretty confident and not concerned about blowback from his base.
SHAPIRO: That is NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson speaking with us from the White House. Thank you, Mara.
LIASSON: Thank you.