Joel Rose Joel Rose is a National Desk correspondent based at NPR's New York Bureau.

Joel Rose

Correspondent, National Desk

Joel Rose is a National Desk Correspondent based at NPR's New York bureau.

Rose's reporting often focuses on immigration, criminal justice, technology and culture. He's interviewed grieving parents after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, resettled refugees in Buffalo, and a long list of musicians including Solomon Burke, Tom Waits and Arcade Fire.

Rose collaborated with NPR's Planet Money podcast for a story on smart guns. He was part of NPR's award-winning coverage of Pope Francis's visit to the US. He's also contributed to breakings news coverage of the mass shooting at Mother Bethel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, and major protests after the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Eric Garner in New York.

Before coming to NPR, Rose worked a number of jobs in public radio. He spent a decade in Philadelphia, including six years as a reporter at member station WHYY. He was also a producer at KQED in San Francisco and American Routes in New Orleans.

Rose has a bachelor's degree in history and music from Brown University, where he got his start in broadcasting as an overnight DJ at the college radio station.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents take a father and son from Honduras into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border near Mission, Texas, on Tuesday. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Doctors Concerned About 'Irreparable Harm' To Separated Migrant Children

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Victims Of Domestic Abuse, Gangs To Be Denied Asylum In U.S.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke about his plan to limit the reasons for people to claim asylum in the U.S., at a Justice Department immigration review training program on Monday in Tysons, Va. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Denies Asylum To Victims Of Domestic Abuse, Gang Violence

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Andrea Elena Castro, daughter of Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, holds a U.S. flag during a Rally For Our Children event on May 31 to protest the "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to the separation of families. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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More than 100 people chanted and sang outside a Justice Department building in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The protesters gathered to condemn the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant parents and children at the Southern border. Marisa Peñaloza/NPR hide caption

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Protesters Across The U.S. Decry Policy Of Separating Immigrant Families

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Customers sit on the patio of a Chicago Starbucks store after it was closed on May 29. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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'I'm Not Aware Of That': Starbucks Employees Receive Racial Bias Training

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Ms. A.B. is seeking asylum in the U.S. after suffering more than a decade of domestic violence in El Salvador. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has personally intervened in her case. Kevin D. Liles for NPR hide caption

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This Salvadoran Woman Is At The Center Of The Attorney General's Asylum Crackdown

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Sessions Intervenes In Salvadoran Woman's Asylum Case

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a health care union rally at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 21. Cuomo is threatening to sue federal immigration authorities and accused them of violating the law. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Haitham Dalati, left, and his wife Shiyam Daghestani, outside the offices of Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services in New Haven, Conn. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Is Already Happening, Immigrant Rights Advocates Say

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Not Everyone Feels Welcome Camping Out In 'Third Spaces' Like Starbucks

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Starbucks To Close 8,000 Stores For Employee Racial-Bias Training

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Black Man Fatally Shot In NYC After Police Mistake Metal Pipe For Gun

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Justice Department Will Require Judges To Make Quota For Immigration Cases

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