Carrie Johnson Carrie Johnson is a Justice Correspondent for the Washington Desk.
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Carrie Johnson

Justice Correspondent

Carrie Johnson is a Justice Correspondent for the Washington Desk.

She covers a wide variety of stories about justice issues, law enforcement and legal affairs for NPR's flagship programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the Newscasts and NPR.org.

While in this role, Johnson has chronicled major challenges to the landmark voting rights law, a botched law enforcement operation targeting gun traffickers along the Southwest border, and the Obama administration's deadly drone program for suspected terrorists overseas.

Prior to coming to NPR in 2010, Johnson worked at the Washington Post for 10 years, where she closely observed the FBI, the Justice Department and criminal trials of the former leaders of Enron, HealthSouth and Tyco. Earlier in her career, she wrote about courts for the weekly publication Legal Times.

Outside of her role at NPR, Johnson regularly moderates or appears on legal panels for the American Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and others. She's talked about her work on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, and other outlets.

Her work has been honored with awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has been a finalist for the Loeb award for financial journalism and for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for team coverage of the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas.

Johnson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Benedictine University in Illinois.

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James Wolfe, former director of security with the Senate intelligence committee, reached a plea agreement with prosecutors after he was charged with three counts of lying to investigators. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Ex-Senate Intelligence Staffer Who Dated Reporter Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

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Houston attorney Leon Jaworski spoke with newsmen after being named Watergate special prosecutor on Nov. 1, 1973. His long-secret "road map" may soon become public. AP hide caption

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Long-Secret Watergate 'Road Map' May Soon Be Public. Could It Guide Mueller's Team?

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One Of The Last Secrets From The Watergate Scandal May Soon Be Revealed

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Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador; Kavanaugh Debuts On The Supreme Court

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Newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks as his wife, daughters and President Trump listen on Monday. "The Supreme Court is an institution of law. It is not a partisan or political institution," Kavanaugh said. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kavanaugh Debuts On Supreme Court, Pledging To Be A 'Team Player'

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Russia's Military Intelligence Agency Under Pressure

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Four Russian intelligence officers who had entered the Netherlands under diplomatic passports were escorted out of the country after they were found to be carrying out a cyberattack on the OPCW chemical weapons watchdog. Dutch Defense Ministry hide caption

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U.S. Charges 7 Russian Intelligence Officers With Hacking 40 Sports And Doping Groups

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Should The Process Of How Judicial Nominees Are Evaluated Change?

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Kavanaugh Again Accused of Sexual Misconduct; Rosenstein Remains Deputy AG For Now

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Rosenstein Heads To The White House In Wake Of Report He Secretly Recorded Trump

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's fate at the Justice Department appeared uncertain on Monday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Rosenstein Remains Deputy Attorney General Following White House Meeting — For Now

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Rosenstein Rejects Report That He Discussed Secretly Recording Trump

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (from left), Attorney General Jeff Sessions and onetime acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe have all been political targets of President Trump's. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Rosenstein Denies That He Discussed Recording Trump, Invoking 25th Amendment

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 20

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