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Deepa Shivaram

Reporter, Washington Desk

Deepa Shivaram is a multi-platform political reporter on NPR's Washington Desk.

She joined NPR as a digital reporter in 2021, covering domestic and international breaking news, and reported on stories about climate change, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's resignation, the Afghan refugee crisis, the Tokyo Olympic games and Asian American representation on screen.

Since joining the Washington Desk, she's covered the midterm elections, the Biden administration and issues like the immigration debates around Title 42 and the leaked Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade.

Prior to NPR, Shivaram was a political reporter and campaign embed at NBC News where she followed Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren during the 2020 primary elections, and covered Harris again when she was tapped as Joe Biden's vice presidential nominee. She also previously worked as an associate producer at NBC's Sunday show, Meet the Press.

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Video showing an interview of former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen is played during a hearing by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 13, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., greets Wandrea "Shaye" Moss, a former Georgia election worker, after she testified at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection on Tuesday as committee members Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Jamie Raskin, D-Md., wait their turn. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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John Eastman, left, listens as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Jan. 6, 2021, "Save America" rally that preceded the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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A clip of former President Donald Trump is played during a hearing of the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack on Monday. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt won the state's U.S. Senate GOP primary Tuesday. He will face Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in one of November's closely watched races. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Rep. Bennie Thompson, chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, delivers opening remarks at Thursday's hearing about the 2021 riot. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Ivanka Trump, former senior adviser to Donald Trump, displayed on a screen during a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Gun control advocacy groups rally with Democratic members of Congress outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Organized by Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety and Students Demand Action, the rally brought together members of Congress and gun violence survivors to demand gun safety legislation following mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., and Uvalde, Texas. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, left, faces a Republican primary challenge from former Sen. David Perdue, right. The winner is set to face Stacey Abrams in the general election. Stephen B. Morton/AP; Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; Brynn Anderson/Pool hide caption

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President Joe Biden, standing with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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