Joel Rose Joel Rose is a National Desk correspondent based at NPR's New York Bureau.
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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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Well-wishers distribute food to migrants outside of a sports complex where more than 5,000 Central Americans are sheltering, in Tijuana, Mexico. President Trump wants the migrants to stay in Mexico while their asylum claims play out in U.S. immigration court. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Trump Plan Could Leave Asylum-Seekers At Risk In Mexico

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Door hangers are stacked after a rally with Jacky Rosen, a Democrat who later won her Senate race, at the Culinary Workers Union Hall Local 226 on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas. Organizations like the Culinary Workers Union made a big push to engage Latinos in 2018. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Latino Turnout In Midterms Raises Stakes For 2020

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Republican Anti-Immigrant Ads Fall Short In Election Results

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A judge in New York on Tuesday ordered Cesar Sayoc held on mail-bomb charges. He is seen in an undated booking photo. Broward County Sheriff's Office/AP hide caption

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People line up to cross into the United States to begin the process of applying for asylum near the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico. President Trump has threatened to close the border to asylum-seekers. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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FACT CHECK: Migrants Are Not Overwhelming The Southwest Border

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Immigration Experts Say Some Of Trump's Statements Are False And Misleading

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President Trump prepares to depart for Pittsburgh, where 11 people were killed Saturday in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. In an interview with Axios, the president says he intends to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Claims He Will End Birthright Citizenship Through Executive Order

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People pay their respects at a memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh after a shooting there left 11 people dead. Many people see a connection between President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and hate crimes. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Migrant And Refugee Advocates Call On Trump To Tone Down Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

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Volunteers Kayo Beshir, left, and Jazmin Ramirez, right, knock on doors in Antioch, Tenn., in an effort to get pro-immigrant voters to the polls. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Migrant Caravan Top Of Mind For Voters Thousands Of Miles Away In Tennessee

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A man walks through a damaged store in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Springfield, Fla., last week. The area still lacks water and power. Many residents of Springfield and neighboring towns live paycheck to paycheck and can't return to work. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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'This Is Where America Lives': Hurricane Michael Devastated Working-Class Towns

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