Dave Mistich Dave Mistich is a producer for NPR's Newscasts and a reporter for the Newsdesk.
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Dave Mistich

Dave Mistich

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Originally from Washington, W.Va., Dave Mistich joined NPR part-time as an associate producer for the Newcast unit in September 2019 — after nearly a decade of filing stories for the network as a Member station reporter at West Virginia Public Broadcasting. In July 2021, he also joined the Newsdesk as a part-time reporter.

Since October 2012, Mistich has covered breaking news and state government affairs at WVPB, where he has won regional and national awards, including an Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting. He also had a previous life as a music journalist, documenting the rise of regional acts that came to international prominence, including Tyler Childers.

In his spare time, Mistich plays on the world's best-worst softball team, Chico's Bail Bonds, out of Morgantown, W.Va.

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In this photo, Lebanon's capital city of Beirut remains in darkness during a power outage in March. Lebanon has had electricity cuts for decades but in recent weeks the small nation suffered severe power cuts over lack of fuel. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) underway during sea trials in Atlantic Ocean on June 30, 2011. Stocktrek Images/Getty Images/Stocktrek Images hide caption

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President Joe Biden watches as a Navy carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Residents view a vehicle damaged by a rocket attack Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rockets struck a neighborhood near the Kabul airport amid the ongoing U.S. withdrawal from the country. Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi/AP hide caption

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At The Kabul Airport, Evacuation Flights Forge Ahead Even As Another Attack Is Feared

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American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure at Boston Logan International Airport in July. American is one of six airlines the Pentagon is turning to for assistance with the Afghan evacuation effort. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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