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Carrie Kahn 2010
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Carrie Kahn

International Correspondent, Mexico City, Mexico

Carrie Kahn is NPR's international correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. She covers Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. Kahn's reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning news programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.

Prior to her post in Mexico Kahn had been a National Correspondent based in Los Angeles since joining NPR in 2003. During that time Kahn often reported on and from Mexico, most recently covering the country's presidential election in 2012. She was the first NPR reporter into Haiti after the devastating earthquake in early 2010, and has returned to the country six times in the two years since to detail recovery and relief efforts, and the political climate.

Her work included assignments throughout California and the West. In 2010 Kahn was awarded the Headliner Award for Best in Show and Best Investigative Story for her work covering U.S. informants involved in the Mexican Drug War. In 2005, Kahn was part of NPR's extensive coverage of Hurricane Katrina, where she investigated claims of euthanasia in New Orleans hospitals, recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast and resettlement of city residents in Houston, TX. She has covered her share of hurricanes since, fire storms and mudslides in Southern California and the controversial life and death of pop-icon Michael Jackson. In 2008, as China hosted the world's athletes, Kahn recorded a remembrance of her Jewish grandfather and his decision to compete in Hitler's 1936 Olympics.

Before coming to NPR in 2003, Kahn worked for 2 1/2 years at NPR station KQED in San Francisco, first as an editor and then as a general assignment reporter with a focus on immigration reporting. From 1994 to 2001, Kahn was the border and community affairs reporter at NPR station KPBS in San Diego, where she covered Northern Mexico, immigration, cross-border issues and the city's ethnic communities.

While at KPBS, Kahn received numerous awards, including back-to-back Sol Price Awards for Responsible Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists. She won the California/Nevada Associated Press award for Best News Feature, eight Golden Mike Awards from the Radio & TV News Association of Southern California and numerous prizes from the San Diego Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists of San Diego. She was also awarded three consecutive La Pluma Awards from the California Chicano News Media Association.

Prior to joining KPBS, Kahn worked for NPR station KUSP and published a bilingual community newspaper in Santa Cruz, CA.

Kahn is frequently called upon to lecture or discuss border issues and bi-national journalism. Her work has been cited for fairness and balance by the Poynter Institute of Media Studies. She was awarded and completed a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism at Johns Hopkins University.

Kahn received a Bachelors degree from UC Santa Cruz in Biology. For several years she was a human genetics researcher in California and in Costa Rica. She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central America, Europe and the Middle East, where she worked on a English/Hebrew/Arabic magazine.

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Anti-Trump Protesters Take To The Streets Across Mexico

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It's hard to find a place in Mexico more transformed by the North American Free Trade Agreement than Tijuana. The border city has exploded in growth since the trade pact was signed in 1993. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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As Trump Threatens To Ditch NAFTA, Tijuana Residents Face Uncertainty

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Haitians Denied Entry Into The U.S. May Have To Start New Lives In Mexico

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Trump And Mexican President Pledge To Settle Differences

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Mexican President Cancels Meeting With Trump As Tensions Rise Between Countries

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Mexico's President Cancels Planned Meeting With Trump

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Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto speaks during a news conference in Mexico City on Monday. He is waiting to hear from high-level negotiators before deciding whether to cancel his U.S. trip. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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As Trump Orders Border Wall, Mexico's President Mulls Canceling U.S. Trip

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U.S. And Mexican Leaders Set For Talks Over NAFTA's Future

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Mexico, Russia And China Anticipate Changed U.S. Relations Under Trump

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Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Extradited To U.S.

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Mexican soldiers leave the airport in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, after authorities handed over drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to U.S. officials. Christian Torres/AP hide caption

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Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Extradited By Mexico To U.S.

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Mexico Economy Sinks Under Pressure From Trump And Missteps By The Government

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Obama Administration Ends Policy To Let Cubans Enter U.S. Without Visa

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Obama To End Policy Granting Residency To Cubans Arriving In U.S.

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A man walks past a nearly deserted construction site Wednesday in Villa de Reyes, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, as workers shut down operations and remove equipment from the site of a canceled $1.6 billion Ford plant. Ford's cancellation, which costs the region thousands of projected jobs, has sounded alarms in Mexico and sent its currency tumbling. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Canceled Ford Plant Adds To Mexico's Economic Frustrations

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