Corey Dade

Corey Dade

National Correspondent


Corey Dade reports with a fresh voice and keen insight on today's biggest news shaping American politics and culture. Over many years as a journalist, he has covered U.S. presidents and CEOs, movie stars and star athletes, mayors and drug dealers, soccer moms, too.

Based in Washington for NPR, Corey Dade covers politics, federal policy, and social and cultural issues. Corey Dade can be heard on all NPR news magazine and news talk programs, such as All Things Considered, Tell Me More, and Talk of the Nation. He also writes for

Before joining NPR in 2010, Corey Dade worked for several of the nation's leading newspapers, most recently The Wall Street Journal. He covered many of the most gripping incidents of the past decade, such as 9/11, the Boston Catholic priest sex abuse scandal, the Virginia Tech shootings and the BP oil spill.

As The Wall Street Journal's southern politics and economics reporter, based in Atlanta, Corey Dade covered Hurricane Katrina and spent nine months in New Orleans chronicling the early aftermath. The Journal's Katrina coverage was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 2008, Dade covered the presidential election, delivering in-depth reports from the campaign trail with candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. Previously for the Journal, he covered the global shipping and airline industries.

Corey Dade also unearths provocative stories at the intersection of economics, race and culture. He has reported on the recession forcing record numbers of middle-aged adults to abandon their homes and move in with relatives to avoid financial ruin, the Obama presidency's potential to reframe race in America, and an ongoing battle between African-American and Dominican hair salons for control of the multimillion-dollar black consumer market.

Corey Dade has appeared as a guest analyst on CNN, Fox News, HLN (formally Headline News), and CNBC.

Dade began his career at The Miami Herald. He also worked at the Detroit Free Press, The Boston Globe, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Corey Dade is a native of Washington, D.C. He attended Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he played football for legendary coach Eddie Robinson. He then transferred to his eventual alma mater, the University of Maryland.


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