Michele Kelemen 2010
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Michele Kelemen 2010
Doby Photography/NPR

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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U.N. Fails To Bring Transparency To Secretary General Race

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The Next President's Inbox: Challenges From Russia, China And Everywhere

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Secretary Of State Kerry Visits Saudi Arabia In Effort To End Yemen War

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U.N. Calls For Ceasefire To Reach Besieged Areas In Syria

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In this Aug. 3 photo, a safe that was shot open is seen in an office of Juba's Terrain compound after it was looted July 11. South Sudanese soldiers killed a local journalist and raped foreign aid workers in a five-hour attack that day. Adriane Ohanesian via AP hide caption

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Aid Workers Provide Harrowing Accounts Of Being Attacked In South Sudan

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Western Aid Workers Among Those Attacked By Soldiers In South Sudan

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Ukraine's Ambassador Struggles To Stay Silent About Donald Trump

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'Wall Street Journal' Reveals U.S. Paid $400 Million In Cash To Iran

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Turkish officials have blamed a failed coup attempt on Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies the accusation. Since 1999, he has lived in the U.S. Gulen is shown here on July 17 speaking to reporters at his compound in Saylorsburg, Pa. Chris Post/AP hide caption

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Will The U.S. Extradite An Elderly Turkish Cleric?

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With 3 U.S. Citizens In Iranian Jail, A Look At What's Driving The Arrests

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U.S. Considers Turkey's Role In Fighting ISIS After Coup Attempt

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Secretary Of State John Kerry To Host Conference On Fighting ISIS

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Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna on Jan. 16, after the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Iran met all conditions under the nuclear deal. The accord is now one-year-old. Iran is seen as abiding by the requirements of the deal, but its relations with the U.S. and other rivals have not improved on other fronts. Kevin Lamarque/AP hide caption

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Apparent Military Coup In Turkey Could Have Global Consequences

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