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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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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President Trump says he'll release Russia investigation documents in the interest of "transparency," but former DoJ and intel community officials say sensitive information will be imperiled. AP hide caption

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Justice, Spy World Veterans Warn Of Consequences If Trump Releases Secret Docs

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Manafort Pleads Guilty & Kavanaugh Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Manafort Pleads Guilty, Agrees To Cooperate With Mueller Investigation

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News Brief: Manafort Expected To Plead Guilty In D.C., Massachusetts Explosions, Hurricane Latest

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Paul Manafort arrived for a hearing at U.S. District Court on June 15 in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Manafort Close To Plea Deal To Avoid 2nd Federal Trial

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Attorneys for Maria Butina, seen in this July sketch, say the government "smeared" her with salacious allegations — ones it now has, in fact, walked back. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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