Joel Rose

Correspondent, National Desk

Joel Rose is a National Desk Correspondent based at NPR's New York bureau.

Rose's reporting often focuses on immigration, 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 long list of musicians including 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 worked 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.

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Desiree Armas (center) and her parents, Olga and Carlos Armas, left Peru when Desiree was 3 years old. Her immigration status made finding financial aid for college complicated. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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For New Jersey DACA Student, The Road To College Is Bumpier Than Expected

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Critics of President Trump's travel ban hold signs during a news conference with Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin on June 30 in Honolulu. Caleb Jones/AP hide caption

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U.S. Challenges Hawaii Judge's Expansion of Relatives Exempt From Travel Ban

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Golfers work on the 16th green during a practice round Wednesday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship starts there today. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Some Women's Golf Fans Are Teed Off To See Major Tourney At Trump Course

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In New Jersey, Sweeping Reforms Deliver Existential Threat To Bail Bonds Industry

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Gunman Opens Fire In Bronx Hospital, Killing 1 And Injuring 6

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Trump's Travel Ban Is Set To Take Effect On Thursday

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News Brief: Cardinal Denies Sexual Assault Charges, Travel Ban Details

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People arrive at John F. Kennedy international airport following an announcement by the Supreme Court that it will take President Donald Trump's travel ban case later in the year on Monday in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Close Family Ties, Job Offers Considered 'Bona Fide' As Trump Travel Ban Takes Effect

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Documentary Giant Albert Maysles' Last Film, 'In Transit,' Is Still In Limbo

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News Brief: Cost Of GOP's Health Bill, Travel Ban Gets A Reprieve

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Muslims and supporters gather on the steps of Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., during a protest against President Trump's temporary travel ban in February. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Revives Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban As It Agrees To Hear Case

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Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as "Dreamers," listen to the kick off of the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2012. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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6 Things To Know About Trump's Reversal On 'Dreamers'

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The site of the One Journal Square luxury apartment project stands vacant in Jersey City, N.J. Kushner Companies is giving up on a request for a tax break but says its $821 million, two-tower project is still viable. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Canada's Tech Firms Capitalize On Immigration Anxiety In The Age Of Trump

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