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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Along this road are several businesses in Dalton, Ga., that cater to the town's large Hispanic population. As many as 4,000 DACA recipients live in Dalton, and many work in the carpet industry. Kevin D. Liles for NPR hide caption

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Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Debate Closely

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Brenda Lopez at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Lopez is an immigration lawyer, and the first Latina ever elected to the Georgia legislature. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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How Metro Atlanta Became A 'Pioneer' Of Immigration Enforcement

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Christian Olvera at Taqueria El Rey restaurant in Dalton, Ga. He has lived in Dalton most of his life with his parents, who are in the country illegally. Kevin D. Liles for NPR hide caption

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As Congress Debates Immigration, DREAMers Are In Limbo Along With Their Families

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Critics Of President Trump Say He's Highlighting The MS13 Gang For Political Purposes

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Immigration Advocates Look Back At Long Fight For DREAM Act

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White House Says Judge's Temporary Block On Removing DACA Is 'Outrageous'

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200,000 Salvadorans Will Lose Protected Status In Sept. 2019

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Minimum Wage Goes Up In 18 States On New Year's Day

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The Potential Impact Of Increasing The Minimum Wage

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Opponents of President Trump's travel ban protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month. Legal challenges to the ban are likely to eventually reach the high court. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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5 Immigration Stories To Watch In 2018

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Trump Seems To Prefer His Own Resorts Over Camp David For The Holidays

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Then-candidate Donald Trump walks with former rival Ben Carson at the Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida in March 2016. As president, Trump has spent far more time at his own resorts than at the presidential retreat, Camp David. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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