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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White House Plans To Take Block On Revised Travel Ban To Supreme Court

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Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel Ban

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Juweiya Ali is fighting to bring her 7-year-old son to the U.S. from Somalia. Her latest battle is a lawsuit against President Trump's travel ban. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Seattle Mom Sues Trump To Stop Travel Ban And Bring Her Son Home

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Appeals Court Reviews Decision Blocking Trump's Travel Ban

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A real estate company with ties to Jared Kushner has drawn criticism for invoking the family's connection to the White House to raise money for a luxury high-rise in One Journal Square, Jersey City, N.J. For now the site is an empty lot surrounded by a chain-link fence. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Flap Over Kushner Family High-Rise Pitch Prompts Concern Over Visa Incentive

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Federal Appeals Court To Hear Trump's Travel Ban Case

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A Border Patrol agent looks over the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Calexico, Calif., on Jan. 31. Apprehensions at the southern border fell dramatically: from more than 40,000 per month late last year to 18,754 in February, and just 12,193 in March. Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Trump's First 100 Days, A Dramatic Reduction In Immigration

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President Trump heads back inside the Trump National Golf Club clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., on Nov. 20, 2016. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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New Jersey Residents Brace For Trump's Weekend Whirlwinds To Blow Their Way

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Protesters take part in the Tax March in New York on April 15 calling on President Trump to release his tax returns. Kena Bentacur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Trump's Taxes Would Not Show About His Finances

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Florinda Lorenzo came to the U.S. from Guatemala 14 years ago. She checks in with ICE regularly — a requirement stemming from a 2010 arrest, though the charges were later dropped. She says the check-ins have become "painful and stressful" because she's worried she will be detained. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Once Routine, ICE Check-Ins Now Fill Immigrants In U.S. Illegally With Anxiety

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Lawmakers Across The Country Push For Trump's Tax Returns

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Mark Krikorian, Who Urges Cutting Immigration, Gains Relevance In Trump Era

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Cars line up to cross into the U.S. at the Canadian border on Feb. 25, in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Canadians Report More Scrutiny And Rejection At U.S. Border Checkpoints

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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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