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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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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Justice Department Rolls Out Quotas For Immigration Judges

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Sessions Pushes To Speed Up Immigration Courts, Deportations

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WH Threatening To Veto Spending Bill If It Includes Money For Northeast Rail Tunnel

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Women and children arriving from Central America are claiming asylum because, they say, they've been the victims of gangs, or domestic violence, in their home countries. But some critics, like former immigration judge Andrew Arthur, say claiming asylum has become a "sort of catchall for truly inventive lawyers." John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Moves To Reshape Who Qualifies For Asylum

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Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer earlier this month. He is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Mike Stocker/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Parkland Shooting Suspect: A Story Of Red Flags, Ignored

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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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