Scott Neuman

Scott Neuman works as a Digital News writer and editor, handling breaking news and feature stories for NPR.org. Occasionally he can be heard on-air reporting on stories for Newscasts and has done several radio features since he joined NPR in April 2007, as an editor on the Continuous News Desk.

Neuman brings to NPR years of experience as an editor and reporter at a variety of news organizations and based all over the world. For three years in Bangkok, Thailand, he served as an Associated Press Asia-Pacific desk editor. From 2000-2004, Neuman worked as a Hong Kong-based Asia editor and correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He spent the previous two years as the international desk editor at the AP, while living in New York.

As the United Press International's New Delhi-based correspondent and bureau chief, Neuman covered South Asia from 1995-1997. He worked for two years before that as a freelance radio reporter in India, filing stories for NPR, PRI and the Canadian Broadcasting System. In 1991, Neuman was a reporter at NPR Member station WILL in Champaign-Urbana, IL. He started his career working for two years as the operations director and classical music host at NPR member station WNIU/WNIJ in DeKalb/Rockford, IL.

Reporting from Pakistan immediately following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Neuman was part of the team that earned the Pulitzer Prize awarded to The Wall Street Journal for overall coverage of 9/11 and the aftermath. Neuman shared in several awards won by AP for coverage of the December 2004 Asian tsunami.

A graduate from Purdue University, Neuman earned a Bachelor's degree in communications and electronic journalism.

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7:10am

Wed April 30, 2014
The Two-Way

Australia Rebuffs Possibility Of Flight 370 Wreckage In Bay Of Bengal

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 9:48 am

International air crews involved in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane gathered Tuesday on the tarmac at the Royal Australian Air Force Pierce Base in Bullsbrook, near Perth.
Reuters/Landov

Australian officials are dismissing reports by a marine exploration company that wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet might have been located in the Bay of Bengal, thousands of miles north of the search area where the plane is presumed to have gone down.

GeoResonance, a private firm based in Australia, said earlier this week that in its own search for Flight 370, which disappeared from radar March 8, it had had found what appeared to be plane wreckage near Bangladesh.

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6:12am

Wed April 30, 2014
The Two-Way

After Tornadoes, States Now Brace For Flooding

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 1:18 pm

A severe thunderstorm wall cloud is seen over the area of Canton, Miss., on Tuesday. At least 35 people in six states have been killed by tornadoes unleashed by a ferocious storm system this week.
Gene Blevins Reuters/Landov

The weather system that spawned tornadoes that killed at least 35 people this week throughout the South and Midwest is dumping heavy rain, triggering fears of major flooding.

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8:19am

Tue April 29, 2014
The Two-Way

North Korea Conducts Artillery Drills Near Southern Border

South Korean soldiers on Yeonpyeong last month. North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills near the island on Tuesday.
Yonhap EPA/Landov

North Korea has conducted live artillery drills near a disputed western maritime border with the South just days after President Obama and his South Korean counterpart urged Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

The exercises occurred near Yeonpyeong Island, which was hit by North Korean shelling in 2010, killing four people and causing significant damage.

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7:47am

Tue April 29, 2014
The Two-Way

EU Follows U.S. In Imposing New Sanctions On Russia

Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 8:28 am

Armed pro-Russian militants attacked a demonstration of supporters of Ukraine in Donetsk on Monday.
Olya Morvan Maxppp/Landov

This post was updated at 9:30 a.m. ET.

The European Union has followed the U.S. in imposing a new round of sanctions on Russia for the Kremlin's intervention in Crimea and alleged support of separatist elements inside eastern Ukraine.

The sanctions, which specifically target Russian President Vladimir Putin's "inner circle," drew a response from Moscow, which described them in Cold War terms.

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7:35am

Tue April 29, 2014
The Two-Way

Several Wounded In Shooting At FedEx Facility In Georgia

Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 3:03 pm

Cobb County Police block off Old US 41 Highway after an early morning workplace shooting at the Airport Road FedEx facility on Tuesday in Kennesaw, Ga.
Jason Getz AP
This post was updated at 3:51 p.m. ET.

At least six people were wounded in a shooting early Tuesday at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Ga., according to local police. The shooter is reportedly dead in an apparent suicide.

Cobb County Police Department spokesman Mike Bowman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that there are "multiple victims at this time that have been transported to a local area hospital.

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