Left to right – Margot Adler with her NPR colleagues Howard Berkes, Marilyn Geewax, Sylvia Poggioli, Walter Watson and Jonathan Blakley at the Nieman Foundation’s 75th anniversary reunion in September 2013.
Marilyn Geewax, senior business editor for NPR and NF ’95, remembers her colleague Margot Adler.
Margot Adler, 68, died Monday after a long struggle with cancer. She spent her last morning in her childhood home, facing Central Park, with her son, 23-year-old Alex Gliedman-Adler, and a long-time friend.
Margot had been an NPR reporter in New York since 1979. She was a beloved figure at the network.
Over the years, lots of NPR journalists have been Nieman Fellows. But our Founding Mother was Margot. She was a Nieman in 1982 – a time when the great majority of fellows were drawn from newspapers or television, not radio. And of course at the time, relatively few female reporters were working at the top levels of national news outlets. Read more »