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.



Thu September 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Rose Less Than Expected Last Week

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 9:06 am

While the number of people filing first-time claims for jobless benefits rose by 15,000 last week, the increase was less than economists expected, Bloomberg News reports.

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Thu September 19, 2013
The Two-Way

'Wheel Of Misfortune' Tongue Slip Is Potential $1M Mistake

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 8:27 am

Paul Atkinson, the unfortunate Wheel of Fortune contestant, during his appearance Thursday on CNN's New Day.


Thu September 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Navy Yard Shootings: Thursday's Headlines

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 6:56 am

Flowers, flags and a child's drawing at a makeshift memorial outside the Washington Navy Yard, where a gunman killed 12 people on Monday.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters/Landov

Picking up the story from where we last left it, here are some of Thursday's headlines about Monday's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, in which 12 victims and gunman Aaron Alexis died:

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Thu September 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Death Toll At 80 And Likely To Rise As Storms Slam Mexico

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 6:54 am

Near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, a man held on to a line Wednesday as he crossed a stream swollen by rain dumped by the storm Manuel.
Alejandrino Gonzalez AP
  • On 'Morning Edition': Host Renee Montagne talks with the AP's Michael Weissenstein


Wed September 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Russia Says It Will Implicate Syria's Rebels In Chemical Attack

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 12:58 pm

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow will provide the U.N. Security Council evidence implicated Syrian rebels in a chemical attack.
Alexander Nemenov AFP/Getty Images

Russia's top diplomat says his nation will give the U.N. Security Council evidence that implicates Syria's rebel forces in the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus, the BBC reports.

Word of what Syrian President Bashar Assad's strongest ally on the Security Council plans comes from Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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