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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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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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At Kemper, Mississippi Power has built an entirely new coal plant from the ground up. But the plant, which uses carbon capture technology, has experienced missed deadlines, cost overruns and other problems. Courtesy of Mississippi Power hide caption

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Climate-Friendly Coal Technology Works But Is Proving Difficult To Scale Up

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Expected Executive Actions On Climate Change Policies Aim To Ensure Focus On Energy Independence

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Dakota Access Demonstrators Inspire New Pipeline Protests

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Jamie Ruppert (R) was featured in an NPR story about Obama voters who supported Donald Trump in last year's presidential election. Amy Whitenight (L) labeled Ruppert an "idiot" in a comment on NPR's Facebook page. They recently met in person to talk about their political differences. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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A Trump Voter And Facebook Insulter Talk It Out — In Person

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President Trump signs one of five executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry. Trump has been busy for more than two weeks rolling back President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. Shawn Thew/Getty Images hide caption

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'America First' Energy Plan Challenges Free Market Realities

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Iraqi Wife In Detroit: U.S. Immigration Treated My Husband Like A Criminal

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Trump Takes Executive Action Designed To Speed Approval Of Oil Pipelines

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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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