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Ayesha Rascoe

Host of NPR's 'Weekend Edition Sunday' & 'Up First'

Host of NPR's 'Weekend Edition Sunday' & 'Up First'

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Ayesha Rascoe Biography

Ayesha Rascoe is the host of "Weekend Edition Sunday" and the weekend host of "Up First." As host of the morning news magazine show, she interviews newsmakers, entertainers, politicians and more about the stories that everyone is talking about or that everyone should be talking about.

Rascoe is also the editor of "HBCU Made: A Celebration of the Black College Experience," a book of essays about the impact of historically Black colleges and universities. Rascoe is an alumnae of Howard University, an HBCU in Washington, D.C.

Known for her southern roots and signature wit, Rascoe has been a mainstay on NPR's programs since joining the outlet in 2018.

Prior to her role as host, Rascoe was a White House Correspondent. She covered three presidential administrations, gaining a reputation for her sharp questioning in the White House briefing room. Rascoe's reporting included a number of high-profile foreign trips, including President Trump's 2019 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, and President Obama's final NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland in 2016. As a part of the White House team, she was also a regular on the NPR Politics Podcast.

She's also guest hosted NPR's "It's Been a Minute" podcast and radio show and been a frequent guest on "Pop Culture Happy Hour."

Before joining NPR, Rascoe spent the first decade of her career at Reuters, rising from a news assistant to an energy reporter to eventually covering the White House. While at Reuters, Rascoe covered some of the biggest energy and environmental stories of the past decade, including the 2010 BP oil spill and the U.S. response to the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011. She also spent a year covering energy legal issues and court cases.

Ayesha Rascoe Videos

  • The Joys and Hardships of Political Reporting - with NPR's Ayesha Rascoe
  • Washington Mid-Week: NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe on Post-Pandemic Recovery
  • Mary Alice Davis Lecture Series with Ayesha Rascoe

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Ayesha Rascoe is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ayesha Rascoe for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Ayesha Rascoe 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 Amara Walker, Angela Rye, Asma Khalid, Norman Ornstein and Donna Brazile. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ayesha Rascoe for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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