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Bruce Auster is NPR's National Security Editor.
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Bruce Auster

Senior Director, Collaborative Journalism Network

Bruce Auster is NPR's Senior Director for the Collaborative Journalism Network. He is at the center of an effort to transform the public radio system and establish a new way for NPR and the newsrooms of hundreds of NPR Member Stations to work together.

Before taking on this effort, Bruce led NPR's National Security unit from 2008 to 2015. In that role, he directed NPR's coverage of international security issues from Washington—including stories involving the U.S. military and the intelligence community. Before that, Bruce was the Senior Supervising Editor of NPR's Morning Edition for five years, where he worked with Morning Edition hosts Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne to bring listeners interviews with leading political, international, and cultural figures.

Before joining NPR, Auster spent sixteen years as a reporter and editor at U.S. News & World Report. He was the magazine's Pentagon correspondent for five years and also served as the magazine's White House correspondent during the first term of the Clinton administration.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

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Bruce Auster's mother, Sylvia, holds him and his brother, Gordon, in an old family photograph. Her sons have only a few photographs of her from the years before she got sick with cancer; the audiotape helped bring back memories of her. Beth Rooney for NPR hide caption

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Is Santa Real? A Doubting Brother And The Gift Of A Mother's Voice

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Fiery British Imam Found Guilty Of Terrorism Charges

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U.S. Monitors For Cyber Operations In Crimea Standoff

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Drawn By Twitter And Trained In Syria, Terrorists Could Turn West

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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland leaves a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev on Friday. A phone call of hers about Ukraine was leaked on the Internet. Gleb Garanich/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A Possible Explanation For How U.S. Diplomat's Call Was Tapped

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In this photo released in March by the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), leader Kim Jong Un is said to be using a pair of binoculars to look south during an inspection of army troops stationed on two islands. /Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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A scarred blast wall bears witness to the thousands of munitions exploded at a test site on the Aberdeen Proving Ground, a sprawling Army base north of Baltimore. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Military Faces Tough Choices In Obama's Budget

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