Reena Advani

Reena Advani is an editor for NPR's Morning Edition and NPR's news podcast Up First.

She also oversees Morning Edition's books coverage, accepting pitches from anyone with a compelling story to tell.

Advani was part of the team that covered China's 2019 Belt & Road forum in Beijing, showcasing China's global ambitions and its complex relationship with the United States.

In 2018, Advani edited Morning Edition's live coverage from Memphis, marking 50 years since Martin Luther King Junior's assassination.

In 2016, she was the lead editor on NPR's special documentary looking back at President Obama's eight years in office.

Among Advani's highlights at NPR: bringing Dominique Crenn, Matt Damon, King Abdullah II, Andre Agassi, and Serena Williams to air.

Prior to joining Morning Edition, Advani was a producer for NPR's foreign desk for ten years.

Advani is an East West Center fellow and participated in their first Korea-United States Journalists Exchange. She has also traveled to China, Nepal, and Belgium on journalism fellowships.

We want to hear about your favorite summertime memories in just three lines, haiku style:

  • 5 syllables in the first line
  • 7 syllables in the second line
  • 5 syllables in the third line

Think weekend barbecues, ice cream cones, ballpark games — or whatever summer has meant for you.

Ideally, your poem can be read in one breath.

One more thing: Try not to use the word "summer."

Your poem could be used in an upcoming Morning Edition segment with poet Kwame Alexander.

China and the United States are locked in a trade fight, a technology race and competing world military strategies. Leaders of these countries seem to be pulling the world's two largest economies apart.

These tensions are especially felt by those living with a foot in each country. The NPR special series A Foot In Two Worlds reveals the stories of people affected because of their ties to both nations. Reports from both the U.S. and China show how deeply and broadly the two nations are connected and what's at stake as they reshape their relations.