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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Syrian Regime Conducts Airstrikes In Effort To Reclaim Aleppo

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Richard Ratcliffe, second from right, delivers a petition to the British prime minister's official residence calling on Iran to release his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. She was stopped in April at the airport in Tehran with the couple's 2-year-old daughter as they tried to return to Britain after a family holiday. Ratcliffe was at the United Nations this week appealing for their release. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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As Iran's President Touts Openness, Britons Appeal For Release Of Prisoners

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U.N. Holds Special Meeting On Syria After Collapse Of U.S.-Russia Deal

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Obama Delivers Final Address To U.N. General Assembly

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Obama Delivers His Last Address To U.N. General Assembly

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Obama To Give Final Speech To U.N. General Assembly, Syria A Topic

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UN Secretary General Pushes Climate Change Agreement Before Next Administration

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Obama Says U.S. Prepared To Allow 30 Percent More Refugees Next Year

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Report Reveals Corruption At Root Of South Sudan's Power Struggle

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U.S., Russia Aim To Relieve Suffering For Syrians In Ceasefire Talks

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U.S. And Russian Officials To Meet In Geneva To Talk Peace In Syria

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Civilians Pay The Price As Syrian Conflict Grows More Violent

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U.N. Condemns Forced Evacuations Of Besieged Cities In Syria

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

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