Jeff Brady 2010
Doby Photography /NPR
Jeff Brady 2010
Doby Photography /NPR

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).

[+] read more[-] less

Bombing Suspect Captured In Linden, N.J. After Police Shoot Out

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/494619495/494619496" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Police Search For Man Sought In Connection With Weekend Bombing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/494550400/494556578" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

After Weekend Blast, Another Bomb Discovered In New York City Region

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/494538444/494538445" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Supporters Speak Out In Favor Of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/493801111/493801114" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rallies Planned Across The Country To Support N.D. Oil Pipeline Protesters

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/493721829/493721830" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball, N.D., hours before a federal judge denied the tribe an injunction against the pipeline. Andrew Cullen hide caption

toggle caption Andrew Cullen

N.D. Pipeline Protester: 'It's About Our Rights As Native People'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/493532162/493573718" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Drivers work their way out of Dallas during rush hour on July 1. The U.S. is on track to break the annual record for gas consumption this year. LM Otero/AP hide caption

toggle caption LM Otero/AP

U.S. Gasoline Use Hits A Record, But That May Not Last

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/492271953/492443275" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Cheaper Gas Means More Americans Are On The Road

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491770316/491770317" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Look Inside The Protests Around The Democratic Convention

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/487446729/487446730" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Philly.fyi Executive Director Billy Taylor holds permits to most of the park across from the convention. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Jeff Brady/NPR

Rallies, Marches And A 'Fart-In': Philadelphia Gets Ready For The DNC

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/487081526/487237284" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Hillary Clinton Addresses Recent Shootings At African Methodist Episcopal Church Convention

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/485356103/485356104" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

One of the sites for the Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve lies within salt caverns 2,000 feet below the ground near Freeport, Texas. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Jeff Brady/NPR

Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/482785440/482900218" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Orlandoans Reach Out To LGBT Center

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/482630005/482630006" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript