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 Emanuel 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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FACT CHECK: Trump's Oval Office Pitch For A Border Wall

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While President Trump continues his fight for border wall funding, the E-Verify system that employers use to ensure employees are U.S. citizens sits idle. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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'An Irony': Shutdown Fight Over Border Security Takes Toll On Immigration Enforcement

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience in the late 1960s. Left to right: Noel Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Is The Music Of 1968 So Enduring? 'It Was Allowed To Be Art'

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Neighbors carry the coffin that contains the body of Jakelin Caal Maquin into her grandparents' home in San Antonio Secortez, Guatemala. The 7-year-old girl died while in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. Oliver de Ros/AP hide caption

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Pediatricians Voice Concerns About Care Following Two 'Needless' Migrant Deaths

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Secretary Nielsen Visits Border After Death Of Two Children In Border Patrol Custody

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Weinstein Seeks Dismissal Of Sexual Assault Case In Possible #MeToo Setback

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Where William Barr, Trump's Pick To Be Next Attorney General, Stands On Immigration

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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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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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