Michele Norris is one of the most trusted voices in American journalism. Her voice informed, engaged and enlightend listeners with thoughtful interviews and in depth reporting as one of the hosts of NPR’s flagship afternoon broadcast, All Things Considered. Michele still uses her approachable interviewing style that is at once relaxed and rigorous. She’s interviewed world leaders, Nobel laureates, Oscar winners, American Presidents, military leaders, influential newsmakers and even astronauts traveling in outer space.
In her first book, The Grace of Silence, she turns her formidable interviewing and investigative skills on her own background to unearth long hidden family secrets that raise questions about her racial legacy and shed new light on America’s complicated racial history. Michele started The Race Card Project in 2010 to help foster a candid dialogue about race.