About the Podcast
As a long-form, sound-rich field reporting from around the country and world, NPR’s Embedded takes listeners on a journey, submerging them in stories from the U.S. to the Middle East. Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded is comprised of mini series within a season, each series focusing on a different headline that dives deep into the the world’s biggest headlines, taking the listener where the news is happening. Embedded emphasizes longform narratives and emotional ideas not common in the regular news cycle. Stories range from a Syrian refugee who is trying to piece their family back together after joining ISIS, to the political rise of the most powerful U.S. senators in modern history. Exploring complex issues and asking questions, NPR’s Embedded gathers a narrative that can only be found on the front-lines. NPR’s Embedded combines the best in audio storytelling and compelling investigative journalism in podcast form.
About the Host
Kelly McEvers is a two-time Peabody Award-winning journalist and the creator and host of NPR’s Embedded podcast, a documentary show that goes to hard places to make sense of the news. She began her career as a newspaper reporter in Chicago. McEvers has dug into members of the Trump administration’s pasts, reported additional stories behind police shootings caught on video, and visited a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic. She spent much of her career as an international correspondent, reporting from Asia, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. Before working on Embedded full-time in February 2018, Kelly McEvers was also a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR’s award-winning afternoon newsmagazine. She hosted the program from NPR West in Culver City, California. Prior to that, McEvers ran NPR’s Beirut bureau, where she earned a George Foster Peabody award, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia award, a Gracie award, and an Overseas Press Club mention for her 2012 coverage of the Syrian conflict. McEvers has spent her career of storytelling from the front lines. Embedded enables McEvers to delve deeper into some of the world’s biggest stories, submersing listeners on a journey. As a longtime NPR correspondent and host, McEvers has covered stories from around the world. She has been tear-gassed in Bahrain; she has spent a night in a tent city with a Yemeni woman who would later share the Nobel Peace Prize; and she spent weeks inside Syria with anti-government rebels known as the Free Syrian Army. Embedded allows listeners to join McEvers on her adventures around the world.