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Michele Kelemen

Correspondent, Diplomacy, Foreign Desk

A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

In her latest beat, Kelemen has been traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton before him, tracking the Obama administration's broad foreign policy agenda from Asia to the Middle East. She also followed President Bush's Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell and was part of the NPR team that won the 2007 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of the war in Iraq.

As NPR's Moscow bureau chief, Kelemen chronicled the end of the Yeltsin era and Vladimir Putin's consolidation of power. She recounted the terrible toll of the latest war in Chechnya, while also reporting on a lighter side of Russia, with stories about modern day Russian literature and sports.

Kelemen came to NPR in September 1998, after eight years working for the Voice of America. There, she learned the ropes as a news writer, newscaster and show host.

Michele earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Russian and East European Affairs and International Economics.

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Samantha Power: U.S. Needs U.N. Help Before Threats Come Home To Roost

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Human Rights Groups Respond To Obama Administration Lifting Sanctions Against Sudan

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Rex Tillerson Questioned About Trump's Ties To Russia In Confirmation Hearing

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Senate Panel To Evaluate Whether An Oilman Can Be A Good Statesman

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Lawmakers Prepare For Tough Confirmation Battle For Rex Tillerson

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Trump Team Denies Obama Envoys Extensions Past Inauguration Day

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Former Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson will give up about $7 million compared with what he would have received had he retired in March as planned. His confirmation hearings for secretary of state are tentatively set to begin Jan. 11. Jon Gambrell/AP hide caption

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Rex Tillerson Cuts Ties With Exxon Mobil In Advance Of Confirmation Hearings

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Siblings Ibrahim and Evan visit the home of their aunt December 27 in Bakhdida, Iraq, southeast of Mosul. The Islamic state burned the home, looted their parents home and destroyed or vandalized every church in Bakhdida. With a population of 50,000, it had been the largest Christian-majority town in the country, but nearly all residents have fled. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Global Powers' Commitment To Intervene In Genocides May Be Waning

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U.N. Rejects U.S. Calls For Sanctions On South Sudan

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U.S. Abstains On U.N. Security Council Vote Condemning Israeli Settlements

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U.N. Worries South Sudan Is On The Brink Of Genocide

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U.N. Security Council Votes To Send Observers To Eastern Aleppo

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How Diplomacy Time And Again Failed To Stop The Carnage In Syria

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Trump To Nominate Bankruptcy Attorney As U.S. Ambassador To Israel

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