Jeff Brady Jeff Brady is a NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.
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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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Harvey Causes Widespread Devastation In Areas Of Texas

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Hurricane Latest: As Much As 50 Inches Expected In Greater Houston

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Houston Area Storm Evacuees Return To Damaged Homes

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Some Residents Stay Put As Hurricane Harvey Nears Texas Coast

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry had called for the study that says that a grid reliability problem could develop if more coal and nuclear power plants shut down. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Coal, Nuclear Power Would Benefit From Energy Department's Power Grid Study

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New Details Emerge About Accused Charlottesville Suspect

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Ed Coker is a job steward with Pipeliners Local Union 798. He's a third generation welder and a second generation member of the Pipeliners union. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Environmentalists Provoke Pipeline Workers To Speak Up

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The Port of Gold Beach at the mouth of the Rogue River. When NPR Correspondent Jeff Brady lived here in the 1980s, this harbor was filled with several dozen boats, but amid a declining fishery most of the commercial fishing business has moved to more profitable ports along the Pacific Coast. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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As Log Trucks And Fishing Boats Leave, Gold Beach Tries To Remake Its Identity

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The cladding used in a 2016 refurbishing of Grenfell Tower in London helped last week's fatal fire spread. The combustible material is permitted in some parts of the U.S. Niklas Halle'n /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval plans to sign a bill will let homeowners with solar panels sell excess electricity to their utility at retail rates, his office says. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Penn State student Tim Piazza died after being put through a fraternity hazing ritual. His brother Michael, mother Evelyn and father James hope his death sparks some change on college campuses. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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'Horror' Of Student's Hazing Death At Penn State Sparks Change

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Trump Will Decide If U.S. Should Withdraw From Climate Accord

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Jamie Ruppert of White Haven, Pa. is a swing voter who picked Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Nearly 100 days into his presidency she gives Trump a grade of C+ to B- but she still hopes for an A near the end of his time in office. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Nearly 100 Days In, Trump Voter In One Rust Belt County Shares Concerns

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