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Peabody Award-Winning Journalist, Founder of The Race Card Project & Executive Director of The Bridge

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Michele Norris is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project and Executive Director of The Bridge, The Aspen Institute’s new program on race, identity, connectivity and inclusion.

For more than a decade Norris served as a host of NPR’s All Things Considered where she interviewed world leaders, American presidents, Nobel laureates, leading thinkers and groundbreaking artists. She has also produced in-depth profiles, interviews and series for NPR News programs as well as special reports for National Geographic, Time Magazine ABC News and Lifetime Television. Norris created The Race Card Project, an initiative to foster a wider conversation about race in America, after the publication of her family memoir, The Grace of Silence.

Before joining NPR in 2002, Norris spent almost 10 years as a reporter for ABC News in the Washington Bureau. She has also worked as a staff writer for The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times. In 2014, Norris earned a Peabody award and the Distinguished Dialogue Award for her work on the Race Card Project.

In 2009, she was named “Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists. The NABJ recognized Norris for her coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign – when she co-hosted NPR’s Democratic presidential candidates’ debate, covered both conventions, anchored multi-hour election and inauguration live broadcasts and moderated a series of candid conversations with voters on the intersection of race and politics. That series earned Norris and Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep an Alfred I. DuPont -Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcasting.

Norris was honored with NABJ’s Salute to Excellence Award, for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 1990 Livingston Award for a series about a six-year-old who lived in a crack house. That series was reprinted in the book, Ourselves Among Others, along with essays by Vaclav Havel, Nelson Mandela, Annie Dillard and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

In 2010, Norris’ book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir was published. In the book she turns her formidable interviewing and investigative skills on her own background to unearth long hidden family secrets that raise questions about her racial legacy and shed new light on America’s complicated racial history. The Grace of Silence has been selected for community reads in Minneapolis, Seattle, St Cloud, Rochester, and several college & High School campuses including Michigan State, Sacramento State, Coe College, Monmouth and USC.

She graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she studied journalism. She also attended the University of Wisconsin where she studied electrical engineering. Norris is also a former Shorenstein Fellow at The Harvard Kennedy School. She serves as a judge for the John Chancellor Awards at Columbia University and she was on the 2015 judging panel for the US Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Norris, who created and hosted NPR’s Backseat Book Club, also received a Children’s Choice Book Award for being an “outspoken and enthusiastic advocate for reading.”

She and her husband, Broderick Johnson, have three children and live in Washington DC.

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Peabody Award-Winning Journalist, Founder of The Race Card Project & Executive Director of The Bridge

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Michele Norris Biography

Michele Norris is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project and Executive Director of The Bridge, The Aspen Institute’s new program on race, identity, connectivity and inclusion.

For more than a decade Norris served as a host of NPR’s All Things Considered where she interviewed world leaders, American presidents, Nobel laureates, leading thinkers and groundbreaking artists. She has also produced in-depth profiles, interviews and series for NPR News programs as well as special reports for National Geographic, Time Magazine ABC News and Lifetime Television. Norris created The Race Card Project, an initiative to foster a wider conversation about race in America, after the publication of her family memoir, The Grace of Silence.

Before joining NPR in 2002, Norris spent almost 10 years as a reporter for ABC News in the Washington Bureau. She has also worked as a staff writer for The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times. In 2014, Norris earned a Peabody award and the Distinguished Dialogue Award for her work on the Race Card Project.

In 2009, she was named “Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists. The NABJ recognized Norris for her coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign – when she co-hosted NPR’s Democratic presidential candidates’ debate, covered both conventions, anchored multi-hour election and inauguration live broadcasts and moderated a series of candid conversations with voters on the intersection of race and politics. That series earned Norris and Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep an Alfred I. DuPont -Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcasting.

Norris was honored with NABJ’s Salute to Excellence Award, for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 1990 Livingston Award for a series about a six-year-old who lived in a crack house. That series was reprinted in the book, Ourselves Among Others, along with essays by Vaclav Havel, Nelson Mandela, Annie Dillard and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

In 2010, Norris’ book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir was published. In the book she turns her formidable interviewing and investigative skills on her own background to unearth long hidden family secrets that raise questions about her racial legacy and shed new light on America’s complicated racial history. The Grace of Silence has been selected for community reads in Minneapolis, Seattle, St Cloud, Rochester, and several college & High School campuses including Michigan State, Sacramento State, Coe College, Monmouth and USC.

She graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she studied journalism. She also attended the University of Wisconsin where she studied electrical engineering. Norris is also a former Shorenstein Fellow at The Harvard Kennedy School. She serves as a judge for the John Chancellor Awards at Columbia University and she was on the 2015 judging panel for the US Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Norris, who created and hosted NPR’s Backseat Book Club, also received a Children’s Choice Book Award for being an “outspoken and enthusiastic advocate for reading.”

She and her husband, Broderick Johnson, have three children and live in Washington DC.

Michele Norris Videos

  • Award-Winning Journalist & Former NPR Host Michele Norri
    Her voice is a familiar one for public radio listeners, but her request may be an uncomfortable one for many. Distill your questions,...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates with Michele Norris, Conversation
    Ta-Nehisi Coates was joined in conversation with Michele Norris.
  • Diversity Conversations: Susan Williams & Michele Norris
    Susan Williams from GRCC's Social Sciences Department sits down with Michele Norris. Michele Norris is currently a host and special ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Michele Norris?

    Booking fees for Michele Norris, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michele Norris, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michele Norris?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michele Norris for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michele Norris for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michele Norris or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michele Norris or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michele Norris is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michele Norris for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Michele Norris generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Melody Barnes, James Fallows, David Brooks, Andrea Mitchell and Mickey Edwards. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michele Norris for an upcoming event.

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  • Award-Winning Journalist & Former NPR Host Michele Norri
    Her voice is a familiar one for public radio listeners, but her request may be an uncomfortable one for many. Distill your questions, experiences, ...
    Ta-Nehisi Coates with Michele Norris, Conversation
    Ta-Nehisi Coates was joined in conversation with Michele Norris.
  • Diversity Conversations: Susan Williams & Michele Norris
    Susan Williams from GRCC's Social Sciences Department sits down with Michele Norris. Michele Norris is currently a host and special ...
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