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Ashley Westerman

Producer, Morning Edition

Ashley Westerman is a producer who occasionally directs the show. Since joining the staff in June 2015, she has 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. She is also an occasional reporter for Morning Edition, and NPR.org, where she has contributed reports 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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Thousands In The Philippines Have Died In War On Drugs — Body Cams May Change Things

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Samoa Is In The Throes Of A Constitutional Crisis

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Philippines Health Secretary Francisco Duque III administers the China-made Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to Eileen Aniceto, a doctor at the Lung Center of the Philippines. Maria Tan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Elizabeth City Mayor Urges Calm After Judge Rules Not To Release Bodycam Footage

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Attorney Chantel Cherry-Lassiter On Viewing The Video Of Andrew Brown Jr.'s Shooting

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How The Culture Of Black Pain Can Both Hurt And Help Black Americans

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HHS Secretary Talks Unaccompanied Minors At The Border, Addresses Criticisms

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Cuba's Communists Change Leadership, But Likely Not Much Else

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Families are reunited as travelers arrive on the first flight from Sydney in Wellington on Monday after Australia and New Zealand opened a trans-Tasman quarantine-free travel bubble. Marty Melville/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Joy, Relief In Airports As Australia And New Zealand Open 'Travel Bubble'

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Joy, Relief In Airports As Australia And New Zealand Open 'Travel Bubble'

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Behind The COVID-19 Surge In Papua New Guinea

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A group of tourists prepares to take COVID-19 tests at Taoyuan International Airport on Thursday, the first day of the new Palau-Taiwan Travel Corridor. Chiang Ying-ying/AP hide caption

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Emma LeMay, now 22, with her mother at the Jersey shore. LeMay, adopted from Chongqing China, was raised in Vermont and now lives in Atlanta. Emma LeMay hide caption

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'Am I Asian Enough?' Adoptees Struggle To Make Sense Of Spike In Anti-Asian Violence

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Pro-independence supporters celebrate the results of an independence referendum vote in Nouméa, New Caledonia, in October. In a vote that marked a milestone in a three-decade decolonization effort, 46.7% supported independence. Now the Pacific island territory has a government made up mostly of pro-independence politicians and the congress is expected to select a new president this month. Mathurin Derel/AP hide caption

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