Amita Kelly Amita Kelly manages national news coverage across NPR.org and other digital platforms.
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Amita Kelly

Senior Digital Editor, National Desk

Amita Kelly manages national news coverage across NPR.org and other digital platforms.

Previously, she was a digital editor on NPR's Washington Desk, where she managed election, politics, and policy coverage for NPR.org as well as social media and audience engagement.

She was also an editor and producer for NPR's mid-day newsmagazine program Tell Me More, where she covered health, politics, parenting, and, once, how Korea celebrates St. Patrick's Day. Kelly has also worked at Kaiser Health News and NBC News.

Kelly was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned her M.A., and earned a B.A. in English from Wellesley College. She is a native of Southern California, where even Santa surfs.

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'Shame On Ted': Health Care Protests Greet Ted Cruz In Texas

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'America's Toughest Sheriff' Joe Arpaio Goes On Trial

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