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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Justice Department Calls Russian Woman, Maria Butina, A Flight Risk

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Prosecutors said on Wednesday that the FBI has information that Maria Butina has been in contact with Russia's FSB spy agency for as long as she has been in the United States. AP hide caption

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Judge Orders Maria Butina, Linked To Russian Spy Agency, Jailed Ahead Of Trial

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News Brief: Trump Walks Back Comments, Russian Student Charged, Migrant Detentions

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Trump Walks Back Comments At Putin Summit & DOJ Charges Russian Operative

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Feds Charge Russian Student, Linked To NRA, With Conspiracy

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Government Charges 12 Russian Officers With Election Attack

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Justice Department Charges Russian Cyberspies With Attack On 2016 Election

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U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein holds a news conference at the Department of Justice on Friday in Washington, D.C. Rosenstein announced indictments against 12 Russian intelligence agents for hacking computers during the 2016 presidential election. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Department Charges Russian Cyberspies With Attack On 2016 Election

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 12

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Prosecutors say Paul Manafort gets special treatment during his pretrial confinement and there is no reason to delay the case against him. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort changed his mind on Tuesday and asked a judge to keep him in detention in Warsaw, Va., and not move him to Northern Virginia after all. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens to President Trump announcing his nomination in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brett Kavanaugh Supported Broad Leeway For Presidents Under Investigation

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