Michele Norris

Journalist; Founder, The Race Card Project; Executive Director, The Bridge, The Aspen Institute

Michele Norris is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project, and executive director of The Bridge, the Aspen Institute’s new program on race, cultural identity, connectivity, and inclusion. For more than a decade, Norris was a host on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” where she interviewed world leaders, American presidents, Nobel laureates, leading thinkers, and groundbreaking artists. Prior to that, she was a television correspondent for ABC and a staff writer for The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. An author and sought-after speaker, Norris has also produced special projects for National Geographic, PBS, Lifetime Television, and TIME magazine.

Videos/Audio of Michele Norris

When the ranks of a cultural institution or a creative field tend toward high levels of homogeneity in terms of race,... See more
Journalists Michele Norris, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Amar Bakshi have all worked to create global megaphones for... See more
Ferguson has changed the way Americans now see violence and those committed to protect us. Far too many young black men... See more
Income inequality and education disparity between the middle class and the underserved has grown more pronounced over... See more
Ever wonder what America's hidden conversation about race sounds like? Michele Norris has attempted to tap into that... See more
There have long been two notions of what it means to be American: one is civic and colorblind, found in our... See more