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 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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In 'Unlocking The Cage,' A Man Fights To Achieve Legal Rights For Animals

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In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

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At 80, Carla Bley Keeps Looking Toward The Next Composition

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New Jersey's Anti-Discrimination Law Is 'Just A Tool' To Protect Gender Identity

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Public Defenders In The Bronx, N.Y., File Lawsuit Over Court Delays

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More Than 100 Arrested In Largest Gang Takedown In NYC History

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A bill in New York would allow police to examine drivers' phones to see whether they were using the device at the time of an accident. Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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New York Wants To Know: Have You Been Texting And Driving?

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New Jersey Transit has added audio and video surveillance to some of its trains for security reasons. Critics say it's an invasion of privacy. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Your Conversation On The Bus Or Train May Be Recorded

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