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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New York Bombing Highlights Ease Of Making Homemade Explosives

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More Details Emerge About Suspect In New York, New Jersey Bombings

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Bombing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder; More Charges Expected

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New York Attorney General Opens Probe Into The Trump Foundation

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Herbed gefilte fish is baked in a terrine for a brighter, fresher take on tradition. Lauren Volo/The Gefilte Manifesto hide caption

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'The Gefilte Manifesto': A Loved, And Loathed, Jewish Staple Gets Updated

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Men attend Friday prayers at a mosque in Edison, N.J. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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In Fight Against Islamophobia, Muslim Americans Focus On The Ballot Box

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Jury Selection Begins In New Jersey 'Bridgegate' Trial

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Celebrated street artist Keith Haring painted this mural in the stairwell of a former convent in the 1980s. Now, the church that owns the Manhattan building — which offered low-cost housing — says it's suffering financial difficulties and has asked its tenants to leave. But two tenants are fighting eviction and raising concerns about the future of the mural. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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In An NYC Stairwell, One Of Keith Haring's Murals May Be In Peril

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New Residential Towers Bring Big Changes To New York's Skyline

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New NYPD Commissioner Led Shift Toward 'Community Policing'

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NYPD Commissioner William Bratton To Step Down Next Month

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Military Veterans Dismayed By Trump's Feud With Muslim Soldier's Family

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Developers Recycle Suburban Office Parks For New Age

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NYC Correction Officers' Union Head Charged In Corruption Probe

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Pork roll or Taylor Ham? What you call it may depend on where you live in New Jersey. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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New Jerseyans Chew Over What To Call Their Favorite Pork Product

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