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Carrie Johnson 2010
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Carrie Johnson

Justice Correspondent

Carrie Johnson is a Justice Correspondent for the Washington Desk.

She covers a wide variety of stories about justice issues, law enforcement and legal affairs for NPR's flagship programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the Newscasts and NPR.org.

While in this role, Johnson has chronicled major challenges to the landmark voting rights law, a botched law enforcement operation targeting gun traffickers along the Southwest border, and the Obama administration's deadly drone program for suspected terrorists overseas.

Prior to coming to NPR in 2010, Johnson worked at the Washington Post for 10 years, where she closely observed the FBI, the Justice Department and criminal trials of the former leaders of Enron, HealthSouth and Tyco. Earlier in her career, she wrote about courts for the weekly publication Legal Times.

Outside of her role at NPR, Johnson regularly moderates or appears on legal panels for the American Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and others. She's talked about her work on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, and other outlets.

Her work has been honored with awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has been a finalist for the Loeb award for financial journalism and for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for team coverage of the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas.

Johnson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Benedictine University in Illinois.

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Authorities Work To Confirm Gunman's Motive In Baton Rouge Police Killings

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Remembering A Career Prosecutor Who Leaned Into Controversy — And Took The Heat

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House Panel Grills Attorney General Loretta Lynch Over Clinton Email Case

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Dallas Attack Special Coverage: 'The City Is Devastated'

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FBI Director Faces Congress Over Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

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Clinton Probe Ends; House Asks FBI To Explain No Charges Recommendation

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FBI Recommends No Charges Against Hillary Clinton In Email Investigation

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Loretta Lynch Will Follow Recommendations In Clinton Email Case

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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch listens at a press conference on June 22 in Washington, D.C. Allison Shelley/Getty Images hide caption

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Lynch Will Accept Recommendations Of Lawyers, Agents On Clinton Email Probe

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she discussed family, golf and travel with Bill Clinton — not ongoing Justice Department investigations. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Bipartisan Disapproval Follows Bill Clinton's Meeting With Loretta Lynch

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton Met Amid Email Investigation

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Select Committee On Benghazi Releases Final Report

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House Report On Benghazi Attack: Ample Warning, Weak Response

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Supreme Court Rules Domestic Violence Offenders Can Lose Gun Rights

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a number of cases on Monday, including whether people who have domestic violence convictions should have access to firearms. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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