Joel Rose Joel Rose is a National Desk correspondent based at NPR's New York Bureau.

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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Florida Crane Accidents Renew Safety Debate

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FACT CHECK: What Has President Trump Done To Fight Illegal Immigration?

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An MS-13 gang member at a prison in Salvador. As the gang spread from Central America to the U.S., authorities say its symbols became more subtle. Luis Romero/AP hide caption

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Sports Jersey Or Gang Symbol? Why Spotting MS-13 Recruits Is Tougher Than It Seems

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Despite Escaping To The U.S., These Brothers Are Still Terrorized By The MS-13 Gang

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Long Island Officials Concerned With Trump's MS-13 Crackdown Tactics

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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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