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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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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President Trump Nominates Christopher Wray As New FBI Director

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White House Asks Supreme Court To Revive Travel Ban

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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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