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Eleanor Beardsley began reporting from France for NPR in June 2004, following all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture and gastronomy.
Beardsley has covered both 2007 and 2012 French presidential elections as well as the Arab Spring in Tunisia, where she witnessed the overthrow of the autocratic President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. She reported on the riots in French suburbs in 2005 and the massive student demonstrations in 2006. Beardsley has followed the Tour de France cycling race and been back to her old stomping ground — Kosovo — to report for NPR on three separate occasions.
NPR correspondent Chris Arnold is based in Boston. His reports are heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. He joined NPR in 1996, and was based in San Francisco before moving to Boston in 2001.
Nathan grew up in rural South Dakota listening to Garrison Keillor. He studied at St. Olaf College in MN and UNC Greensboro before beginning his career in box office management and student development, first at UNCG and later UNC Chapel Hill. Nathan joined WUNC’s Business Office in December of 2010 and in his spare time plays clarinet in area groups, including Fayetteville Symphony and Triangle Wind Ensemble.
Bob Levin was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Bob attended The State University of New York at Oneonta studying Business and Statistics. During a summer college break, he travelled along the West Coast and fell in love with California, moving to San Francisco after graduation. Bob worked for US Leasing Corp and Fireman’s Fund Insurance before travelling again, this time across 17 European countries. Bob landed back in New York and earned his MBA at SUNY Buffalo while working at the University’s School of Medicine. Bob moved to North Carolina in 1996 and held financial positions at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, and Duke University’s Private Diagnostic Clinic, before joining North Carolina Public Radio in 2000.