Lisa Mullins became anchor of PRI's "The World" in 1998. Since then, the program has doubled its audience and won critical acclaim for coverage of the war on terrorism and its implications worldwide.
A seasoned journalist, Mullins brings more than 20 years of reporting experience to "The World. " She has covered major news events around the United States and produced reports from China, Albania, Italy, Mexico and Northern Ireland. She has interviewed key figures on the international stage, including U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
Mullins also hosts the American broadcast of the BBC documentary series "The Changing World, " which focuses on such issues as Muslims and modernity, and the black market trade in guns. She co-produced "The Vegetable Chronicles, " an award-winning series of public radio documentaries about diet and disease. For six years, Mullins hosted the American broadcast of the annual Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Day concert.
Public radio program directors nationwide have praised Mullins as one of the best announcers in public radio. She received the bronze award for "Best Network Anchor" in the New York Festival's international radio competition, and "Boston Magazine" honored her with its Best Radio Voice Award. Mullins has won numerous other awards, including the Golden Reel Award in the category "National News and Public Affairs" from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.