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Ashley Westerman

Former Producer, Morning Edition

Ashley Westerman is a former producer who occasionally directed the show. She joined the staff in June 2015 and produced a variety of stories, including a coal mine closing near her hometown, the 2016 Republican National Convention and the Rohingya refugee crisis in southern Bangladesh. During her time at NPR, Ashley also produced for All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. She also occasionally reported on both domestic and international news.

Ashley was a summer intern in 2011 with Morning Edition and pitched a story on her very first day. She went on to work as a reporter and host for member station 89.3 WRKF in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she earned awards covering everything from healthcare to jambalaya.

Ashley is an East-West Center 2018 Jefferson Fellow and a two-time reporting fellow with the International Center for Journalists. Through ICFJ, she has covered labor issues in her home country of the Philippines for NPR and health care in Appalachia for Voice of America.

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In this photo taken on Jan. 20, a beach resort in Tonga, on the outskirts of the capital of Nuku'alofa, shows the impact of the tsunami that hit the island nation in the wake of an underwater volcanic eruption. Aid efforts have been complicated by the pandemic — with only one case of COVID on record, Tonga is wary of outsiders who might bring the virus. Xinhua News Agency via Getty Ima hide caption

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Why Tonga is opting for 'contactless' humanitarian aid

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How the Philippine capital's 'no vaccination, no ride' public transit rule is going

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The first humanitarian aid has arrived in the Pacific nation of Tonga

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The volcano in Tonga is still erupting which could make clean up difficult

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International help heads to Tonga after Saturday's massive underwater volcano eruption

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A glimpse into how Times Square's ball drop celebration will be different this year

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Words that define 2021 include vaccine, infrastructure and insurrection

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Winter storms in California's mountains drop record-breaking amounts of snow

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Sportscaster Al Michaels remembers the great John Madden

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Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, offers a unique depiction of motherhood. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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Maggie Gyllenhaal explores the difficulty of motherhood in her directorial debut

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Maggie Gyllenhaal explores the honesty of being a mother in her directorial debut

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3 nurses give their inside story on how omicron is affecting the country

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3 nurses discuss what 2021 has been like for them on the front lines of the pandemic

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'Service above self': Remembering Dr. Horatio Cabasares, who died from COVID-19

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Washington, D.C., attorney general files 1st civil suit over Jan. 6 Capitol attack

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