Corey Dade

Corey Dade is a national correspondent for the NPR Digital News team. With more than 15 years of journalism experience, he writes news analysis about federal policy, national politics, social trends, cultural issues and other topics for

Prior to NPR, Dade served as the Atlanta-based southern politics and economics reporter at The Wall Street Journal for five years. During that time he covered many of the nation's biggest news stories, including the BP oil spill, the Tiger Woods scandal and the 2008 presidential election, having traveled with the Obama and McCain campaigns. He also covered the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings and Hurricane Katrina, which led to a nine-month special assignment in New Orleans.

At the Journal, Dade also told the stories at the intersection of politics, culture and commerce, such as the Obama presidency's potential to reframe race in America and the battle between African-American and Dominican hair salons for control of the billion-dollar black consumer market.

Dade began his reporting career at The Miami Herald, writing about curbside newspaper racks and other controversies roiling the retirement town of Hallandale, Fla., pop. 30,000. He later covered local and state politics at the Detroit Free Press, The Boston Globe and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

No stranger to radio, over the years Dade has been a frequent guest commentator and analyst on NPR news, talk and information programs and on several cable TV networks.

As a student at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Dade played football for legendary coach Eddie Robinson. He then transferred to his eventual alma mater, the University of Maryland.



Thu March 31, 2011

Tea Party Gains Wide Support Among Conservatives

Originally published on Thu March 31, 2011 2:10 pm

Tea Party supporters hold signs across from a rally held by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in front of the Maryland State Capitol building in Annapolis on March 14.
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As Democrats accuse Republican congressional leaders of being co-opted by the Tea Party in the federal budget negotiations, a new survey shows that half of all conservative voters ardently support the movement.

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Fri March 25, 2011

Hispanic Clout Trails Population Growth — For Now

Though the Hispanic population in the United States has reached a milestone by surpassing 50 million, analysts say the full impact of the growth — especially on the political front — won't surface for years to come.

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Thu March 24, 2011

Hoops Boom: NCAA Ratings Soar Even As Talent Bolts

The NCAA men's basketball tournament tips off its Sweet 16 round Thursday, and the leading MVP candidate so far appears to be March Madness itself.

The hugely popular hoops fest is proving this year that it had room to get even bigger. Four additional teams. Every game broadcast on television, in full and for free. Advertising and ratings, on TV and online, soaring. And celebrity TV announcers from pro basketball providing some of the play-by-play.

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Mon March 14, 2011

High Gas Prices May Tap The Brakes On Spring Break

When gasoline prices shoot up, it's never good for the tourism industry.

The current price surge — with gas now up to an average of $3.55 per gallon — comes at a particularly bad time: the spring break travel season, which peaks in mid-March.

From the fishing communities of Florida's Gulf Coast to the casinos on the Strip in Las Vegas, business owners are hoping the latest gas price hikes won't lead motorists to cancel their getaways.

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Fri March 11, 2011

Obama: Ready To Tap Oil Reserve If Needed

President Obama said in a news conference that he is prepared to tap the U.S. emergency oil reserve, if necessary. He also said Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan are a potentially "catastrophic" disaster and the U.S. has offered any assistance required.

Helping Japan Respond

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