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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Sisters from Guatemala seeking asylum, cross a bridge to a port of entry in to the United States from Matamoros, Mexico, in Brownsville, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Denied Asylum, But Terrified To Return Home

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent keeps watch at a gate on the U.S.-Mexico border fence near San Benito, Texas. Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Where You Watch TV News Predicts Your Feelings On Immigration

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Trump Administration Extends Temporary Protected Status For Yemen Citizens

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Yeni Gonzalez (center), a Guatemalan mother who was separated from her three children at the U.S.-Mexico border, is embraced by volunteer Janey Pearl Starks as pictures of other children separated from their families are displayed during a news conference on Tuesday in New York City. Gonzalez saw her children in a New York City facility for the first time since mid-May. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Migrant Parents Face Major Obstacles Before They Can Regain Custody Of Their Children

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DOJ Says Government Can Hold Families For Longer Than 20 Days

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As Protests Against ICE Continue, Some Agents Say It Might Be Time To Radically Reorganize

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A U.S. official told NPR that a camp for families would be housed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Juan Carlos LLorca/AP hide caption

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Military Bases To Start Building Tents After July 4 To House Migrant Families

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Federal Judge Gives Trump Administration 30 Days To Reunite Separated Families

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Families React To Supreme Court Upholding Of Travel Ban

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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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