Joel Rose

Correspondent, National Desk

Joel Rose covers the northeast for the National Desk out of NPR's New York bureau.

Rose's reporting often focuses on criminal justice, technology and culture. He's interviewed grieving parents after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, resettled refugees in Buffalo, and a lineup of musicians that includes Solomon Burke, Tom Waits and Arcade Fire.

Rose collaborated with NPR's Planet Money podcast for a story on smart guns. He was part of NPR's award-winning coverage of Pope Francis's visit to the US. He's also contributed to breakings news coverage of the mass shooting at Mother Bethel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, and major protests after the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Eric Garner in New York.

Before coming to NPR, Rose held a number of jobs in public radio. He spent a decade in Philadelphia, including six years as a reporter at member station WHYY. He was also a producer at KQED in San Francisco and American Routes in New Orleans.

Rose has a bachelor's degree in history and music from Brown University, where he got his start in broadcasting as an overnight DJ at the college radio station. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter.

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Hossein Mahrammi with his wife and four young sons arrived at at Dulles International Airport in Virginia earlier this month with Special Immigrant Visas for the work Mahrammi had helped the U.S. with in Afghanistan. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.

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Federal Judge In Hawaii Issues Order Blocking Trump's Travel Ban

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Demonstrators gathered near the White House on March 11 to protest President Trump's travel ban on six Muslim countries. Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Travel Ban Blocked Nationwide By Federal Judges In Hawaii, Maryland

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In A 'Sanctuary City,' Immigrant Residents Still Fear Police

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"I'm 75; I've been around the block a few times," Michael Chapman says. "So?" Carol Kershaw/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Michael Chapman's Road-Weary Guitar Resonates With A New Generation

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Trump Signs Revised Order Banning Arrivals From 6 Majority-Muslim Countries

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Travelers Are Weary Of U.S. Airports Even With Travel Ban On Hold

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Trump Proposes Changes To Immigration

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 680 people during the first week of February. The memos call for 10,000 more ICE officers and agents as well as 5,000 more agents at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Bryan Cox/ICE via AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Tightens Enforcement Of Immigration Law

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Homeland Security Unveils New Rules On Immigration Law Enforcement

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Memos signed by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, seen at a news conference earlier this month at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, lay out a number of immigration-enforcement measures, such as expedited deportation proceedings for unauthorized immigrants who have been in the U.S. illegally for up to two years. Denis Poroy/AP hide caption

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A cat stands on a playhouse in New Jersey, which could become the first state to ban the practice of declawing cats. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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A Declaw Law? Veterinarians Divided Over N.J. Cat Claw Bill

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Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican woman seeking to avoid deportation from the United States, speaks Wednesday as she holds her 6-year-old daughter, Zuri, during a news conference in a Denver church in which Vizguerra and her children have taken refuge. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Sanctuary Churches Brace For Clash With Trump Administration

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Trump Travel Ban Still On Hold After Appeals Court Decision

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