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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The Armas family is traveling to Washington, D.C., for an immigrant rights protest this weekend. Desiree Armas (right) and her parents are living in the country illegally. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Trump's Promises Of Deportations Create Uncertainty For N.J. Family

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In Paterson, Adam Driver's character does the same thing every day. "Routine is very liberating and nurturing for him," says director Jim Jarmusch. Mary Cybulsky/Amazon Studios & Bleecker Street hide caption

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'Paterson': A Love Poem To Poetry, From Director Jim Jarmusch

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New Jersey Banking On Shift From Bail Money To Risk Assessment

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After 8 Decades And Countless Pastrami Sandwiches, New York's Carnegie Deli Folds

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Congressman Charles Rangel, Harlem's Face In Washington, Retires

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New York City has issued roughly 900,000 ID cards since last year. Office of the Mayor of New York City hide caption

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City Officials Go To Court To Protect New Yorkers With Municipal IDs

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New York Skyline Sees Boom In Super Tall Skyscrapers

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Mary Halvorson's latest album, Away With You, is a collection of octets. Peter Gannushkin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Why Mary Halvorson Sounds Like No Other Guitarist

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New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (from left) gives a tour of the World Trade Center site to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and New York Gov. George Pataki a week after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Dealings With U.N. Diplomats, Mayor Giuliani Pulled No Punches

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Azra Baig won a second term on the school board in South Brunswick, N.J. But many of her reelection signs were defaced with anti-Muslim slurs. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Following Hate Crimes And Trump's Election, Muslims Remain Resilient

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Millennials Just Didn't Love Hillary Clinton The Way They Loved Barack Obama

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Young Voters In Pennsylvania Weigh In On Why Clinton Failed To Win State

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Gazi Alam (left) changes the price on a sign as Leon Balagula looks on at a Sunoco station early Tuesday in Fort Lee, N.J., following a jump in the state gas tax. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Shock At The Pump: A Jump In N.J. Gas Tax Marks An End To Cheap Fuel

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In this May 8, 2014, photo, Rep. Scott Garrett attends a hearing about the international financial system in Washington, D.C. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Anti-Gay Remarks Lost A Congressman Wall Street, And Maybe His House Seat

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N.J. House Race Up For Grabs After GOP Incumbent Loses Wall Street Support

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