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Uri Berliner, serving as the Senior Business Editor at NPR, holds the dual role of editing and reporting on a wide range of topics, including economics, technology, and finance. His contributions encompass providing valuable analysis, context, and clarity on breaking news and intricate issues.
One of Uri Berliner’s notable achievements was his involvement in establishing Planet Money, which has grown to become one of the most popular podcasts in the United States.
Uri Berliner’s exceptional work at NPR has earned him several prestigious accolades, including a Peabody Award, a Loeb Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Society of Professional Journalists New America Award, and double recognition by the RTDNA. He was also honored with a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.
Originating from New York, Uri Berliner received his education at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. Prior to his role at NPR, he spent over a decade as a print newspaper reporter in California, where he covered a diverse array of topics, including scams, gangs, military matters, and border-related issues. As a newspaper reporter, his work was distinguished with numerous awards for feature writing and investigative reporting. His journalism career commenced at the East Hampton (N.Y) Star.