Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott is one of the hosts of NPR's "The Two-Way" news blog.

"The Two-Way," which Memmott helped to launched when he came to NPR in 2009, focuses on breaking news, analysis, and the most compelling stories being reported by NPR News and other news media.

Before joining NPR, Memmott worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor at USA Today. He focused on a range of coverage from politics, foreign affairs, economics, and the media. He's reported from places across the Unites States and the world, including half a dozen trips to Afghanistan in 2002-2003.

During his time at USA Today, Memmott, helped launch and lead three news blogs: "On Deadline," "The Oval" and "On Politics," the site's 2008 presidential campaign blog.



Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Home Prices Rose Again In January

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 11:07 am

A newly built home in San Diego.
Mike Blake Reuters /Landov

The housing recovery continues:

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Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Women's Hoops: UConn Rolls As Kansas And Oklahoma Score Upsets

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 10:07 am

Connecticut's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis shoots over Vanderbilt's Elan Brown during the team's game Monday night in Storrs, Conn.
Bill Shettle CSM /LANDOV

If it's March and there's madness, then the University of Connecticut women's basketball team must be in the middle of it all.

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Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

In Afghanistan: Kerry Wraps Up Trip; Police, U.K. Troops Targeted In Attacks

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 9:57 am

Secretary of State John Kerry using his head Tuesday in Kabul, where he met the captain of that nation's women's soccer team.
Jason Reed Reuters /Landov

Tuesday's news from Afghanistan underscores the challenges that remain as the U.S. and its allies try to hand over security to that nation's military and police.

-- "5 Afghan Police Killed In Suicide Attack In East": The Associated Press writes that "eight suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, killing five officers and wounding four others, a security official said."

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Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Italian Court Orders Retrial For Amanda Knox

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 9:18 am

Amanda Knox, in March 2011.
Tiziana Fabi AFP/Getty Images

Amanda Knox, the young American whose murder conviction in Italy captured attention around the world, learned Tuesday that Italy's highest court has overturned a lower court's 2011 decision to dismiss that verdict.

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Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Florida Gulf Coast University: This Year's Cinderella Story In 10 Shots

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 4:59 pm

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles mascot picks up an Eagles cheerleader after the team's 81-71 victory against the San Diego State Aztecs on Sunday in Philadelphia.
Elsa Getty Images