Joel Rose is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. He primarily covers transportation, as well as breaking news.
On this beat, Rose covers anything that moves — planes, trains, cars, trucks, bicycles, and more — and the people who make them go. His reporting focuses on traffic and pedestrian safety, the transition to electric vehicles, and an air travel system under stress.
Since joining NPR in 2011, Rose has covered immigration for the network and worked as a general assignment reporter in New York City. He was part of a team of NPR journalists who were finalists for the duPont-Columbia Award for reporting on the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy, and traveled to Honduras to report on how climate change is reshaping migration.
Rose has interviewed grieving parents after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, asylum-seekers fleeing from violence and poverty in Central and South America, and a long list of musicians including Tom Waits, Solomon Burke, India.Arie, Sixto Rodriguez and Arcade Fire.
Breaking news coverage has taken him across the country: from the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, to major hurricanes in Florida, Louisiana, New York and North Carolina, and major protests after the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner.
He's also collaborated with NPR's Planet Money and Up First podcasts, and contributed to NPR's Peabody Award-winning coverage of the Ebola outbreak in 2014.