Emily Abshire (she/her) is an assistant producer for NPR One. She makes day-to-day programming and production decisions about the content in the NPR One app and collaborates with the newsroom to optimize audio stories for platforms beyond radio. She also hand-curates NPR One's ethical news algorithm that powers the app and is used on voice platforms. Along with other members of the NPR One team, Abshire works to envision fresh news experiences on emerging platforms, such as voice assistants and smart speakers.
Before joining the NPR One team in early 2019, Abshire was an editorial intern for NPR Music in the summer of 2018. She collaborated with radio hosts and producers to present their on-air music stories in a digital form, participated in podcast tapings, assisted in the production of Tiny Desk concerts and regularly contributed stories for NPR Music.
Abshire received a bachelor's degree in journalism, with minors in human-centered computing and Spanish, from Indiana University. Her interests include rock climbing, riding her bike, drinking natural wine and eating.
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