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Nina Totenberg (2014)

Nina Totenberg is an American legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio focusing primarily on the activities and politics of the Supreme Court of the United States. Her reports air regularly on NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. From 1992 to 2013, she was also a panelist on the syndicated TV political commentary show Inside Washington. Newsweek magazine called her "the creme de la creme" of NPR, and Vanity Fair refers to her as "Queen of the Leaks". She has won many broadcast journalism awards for both her explanatory pieces and her scoops. Among her scoops was her groundbreaking report of sexual harassment allegations made against Clarence Thomas by University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, leading the Senate Judiciary Committee to re-open Thomas's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Previously, in 1986, she broke the story that Supreme Court nominee Douglas H. Ginsburg had smoked marijuana, leading Ginsburg to withdraw his name. And in 1977, she reported on secret Supreme Court deliberations relating to the Watergate scandal.

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EDIT: Thanks everyone, for all your questions. Until next time, ....Nina

I have covered the legal beat, politics, national events, for.....well, let's just say....decades. I was a print reporter before coming to NPR, and while at NPR have also done a fair amount of television, including a current events panel show, Inside Washington, for 21 years. I love my work, and my family. I am married to Dr. H. David Reines, vice chairman of surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital. I have two wonderful and very accomplished sisters--Amy, a federal judge, and Jill, president of the Totenberggroup, a strategic PR company. My late father, Roman Totenberg, was a world renowned violinist, and my late mother Melanie, was a locally renowned real estate broker in the Boston area.

Here are some of my recent pieces:

[How Does Destroying Fish Compare To Shredding Documents, Legally?]

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Health Law Challenge

Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

And here are some others I like.

Roman Totenberg: A Musical Life Remembered

When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution

And a nice scoop: Justice Dept. Seeks To Void Stevens' Conviction

My proof: (https://twitter.com/NinaTotenberg/status/534378864508928000)

Nina Totenberg Nov 17, 2014