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Jeff Brady

Correspondent, National Desk

Jeff Brady is a NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.

In this role, Brady reports on the business of energy, from concerns over hydraulic fracturing in Western Pennsylvania to the oil boom in North Dakota and solar developments in the desert Southwest. With a focus on the consumer, Brady's reporting addresses how the energy industry intersects consumers' perspective at the gas pump and light switch.

Frequently traveling throughout the country for NPR, Brady has covered just about every major domestic news event in the past decade. Before moving to Philadelphia in July 2011, Brady was based in Denver and covered the west for NPR.

In 2005, Brady was among the NPR reporters who covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. His reporting on flooded cars left behind after the storm exposed efforts to stall the implementation of a national car titling system. Today, the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System is operational and the Department of Justice estimates it could save car buyers up to $11 billion a year.

Before coming to NPR in September 2003, Brady was a reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) in Portland. He has also worked in commercial television as an anchor and a reporter; and commercial radio as a talk-show host and reporter.

Brady graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University).

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Former Texas governor Rick Perry had his confirmation hearing Thursday as President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of energy. He said he no longer wants to get rid of the agency. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Rick Perry, Energy Nominee, Says He No Longer Wants To Dissolve Agency

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Jamie Ruppert and her husband Jesse Ruppert live in White Haven, Pa. Jamie voted for Barack Obama twice but switched parties and voted for Republican Donald Trump this election. She hopes Trump will bring more good-paying blue-collar jobs to communities like hers. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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A Trump Swing Voter Looks Ahead

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Workers move equipment at a natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa., in 2010. A federal report said Thursday natural gas production is on track to make the U.S. a net exporter of energy by about 2030. Ralph Wilson/AP hide caption

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Obama Blocks Offshore Drilling In Atlantic, Arctic Areas

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Obama Administration Issues Offshore Drilling Ban In Arctic And Atlantic

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Dylan and Hayden (front, left to right) are adopted 10-year-old twins. Born a boy, Dylan has identified as a girl since age 4. Her mothers Jennifer and Marla (top, left to right, with daughter Michaela in the middle) had planned to change the gender listed on Dylan's official documents when she got a driver's license. They sped up that process after Donald Trump's election. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Transgender Americans Race To Finish Paperwork Before Trump Administration

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Rex Tillerson Gained Some Diplomatic Experience As ExxonMobil CEO

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Trump's Potential Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Is A Titan In The Oil Industry

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For Many Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters, The Fight Is Personal

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Fossil Fuel Opponents Face New Challenges Under Donald Trump

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Philly's Democratic Voters Surprised That Rural Votes Boosted Trump

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Pennsylvania Trump Supporters Celebrate His Victory

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Opposing Voices From North Dakota Pipeline Meet To Curb Clashes

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Protesters, Police Still Clashing Over Disputed North Dakota Pipeline

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