- Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
- Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs
The diversity of Debbie Elliott’s reporting for National Public Radio would be difficult for many of the nation’s most seasoned journalists to match.
Her coverage of the BP oil spill in 2010 and its aftermath focus on the human impact of the spill, the government’s response and the region’s recovery.
On Wednesday, Bud Werner Memorial Library will host An Evening with Debbie Elliott at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Library Hall.
The Q-and-A session with Elliott will help the audience gain insight in to how NPR works and allow people to listen to a first-hand account of what it’s like to be a reporter who covers everything from the disappearing Louisiana coastline to presidential primaries.
In 2010, Elliott launched a series on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, “The Disappearing Coast,” which examines the history and culture of south Louisiana, the state’s complicated relationship with the oil and gas industry and the oil spill’s lasting impact on a fragile coastline.
Since joining NPR in 1995, Elliott has covered the efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina and the other storms that have hit the coast. She tracks what the economic downturn means for states and municipalities, and whether the federal stimulus package is helping.
In Elliott’s political reporting, she watches vulnerable Congressional seats and follows southern governors who have higher political aspirations.
Elliott is a former weekend host of NPR’s All Things Considered program. In that role, she interviewed a variety of luminaries and world leaders, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.