Elissa Nadworny

Reporter and Editor

Elissa Nadworny is a reporter for NPR covering higher education and college access. She is also a host of NPR’s Life Kit podcast helping students navigate the college process. She tells stories across platforms: on the radio, in print, with photos and video. In 2018, she won a James Beard Award for a story about food, grocery stories and the Chinese-American population living in the Mississippi Delta. In 2017, she was part of the NPR Ed team that won an Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in innovation. Before joining NPR she helped cover the White House for Bloomberg News, and covered food security in the Middle East for USA Today as a national security fellow funded by The McCormick Foundation.