Melissa Block (born December 28, 1961) is an American radio host and journalist. She co-hosted NPR's All Things Considered news program from 2003 until August 14, 2015. In August 2015 she became a Special Correspondent for NPR, responsible for detailed profiles of newsworthy figures, and long-form stories and series on topical issues.
Block at the 68th Annual Peabody Awards
|Born||December 28, 1961|
University of Geneva
|Occupation||Journalist, Radio host|
|National Public Radio|
She began her NPR career in 1985 as an editorial assistant for ATC and rose to become ATC's senior producer. From 1994 to 2002, she was a New York reporter and correspondent for NPR. Her reporting after the September 11 attacks helped earn NPR a Peabody Award in 2001.
In 2008, Block was recording an interview in Chengdu, China, when the area was struck by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake. Her earthquake coverage earned her a Peabody Award, a duPont-Columbia Award, a National Headliner Award, and the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award. Her coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks earned NPR a George Foster Peabody Award. Also, her reporting from Kosovo in 1999 for NPR won an Overseas Press Club Award.
-  Melissa Block Takes on Expanded Role at NPR News, NPR (website), August 14, 2015
- "Melissa Block". NPR. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
-  "Thousands Feared Dead as Earthquake Hits China", NPR. May 12, 2008, accessed July 29, 2008
- "WEDDINGS; Melissa Block, Stefan Fatsis". The New York Times. March 3, 2002. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Geneva.