Ina Jaffe Ina Jaffe is a National desk correspondent based at NPR West, NPR's production center in Culver City, Calif.
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Ina Jaffe

Correspondent, National Desk

Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America in all its variety. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults' involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. She also has an ongoing spot on Weekend Edition with Scott Simon called "1 in 5" where she discusses issues relevant to the 1/5 of the U.S. population that will be 65 years old or more by 2030.

Ina also reports on politics, contributing to NPR's coverage of national elections in 2008, 2010, and 2012.

From her base at NPR's production center in Culver City, California, Ina has covered most of the region's major news events from the beating of Rodney King to the election of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She's also developed award-winning enterprise pieces. Her 2012 investigation into how the West Los Angeles VA made millions from renting vacant property while ignoring plans to house homeless veterans won an award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media. A few months after the story aired, the West Los Angeles VA broke ground on supportive housing for homeless vets.

Her year-long coverage on the rising violence in California's public psychiatric hospitals won the 2011 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award as well as a Gracie Award. Her 2010 series on California's tough three strikes law was honored by the American Bar Association with the Silver Gavel Award, as well as by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Before moving to Los Angeles, Jaffe was the first editor of Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon which made its debut in 1985.

Born in Chicago, Jaffe attended the University of Wisconsin and DePaul University receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees in philosophy, respectively.

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'Village Movement' Allows Elderly To Age In Their Homes

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Manson Dies At 83. Lead Cult Members Who Committed 1969 Murders

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'The Longevity Economy': What Does It Mean To Be Old?

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Gloria Single and her husband Bill Single in the dining hall of the skilled nursing floor at Pioneer House nursing home in Sacramento. AARP Foundation attorneys say California needs to more tightly enforce laws that prohibit evictions of the sort that separated the Singles, and sped up her physical decline. Aubrey Jones hide caption

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AARP Foundation Sues Nursing Home To Stop Illegal Evictions

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Majority Of Northern California Wildfire Victims Were 65 Or Older

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Las Vegas Community Remembers Off-Duty Officer Killed At Concert

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Navy Veteran Survives Afghanistan, But Dies In Las Vegas Shooting

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Calif. Special Education Teacher Was Killed In Las Vegas Shooting

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Of 134 cases of serious abuse federal investigators found, more than one-quarter were not reported to the police. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Serious Nursing Home Abuse Often Not Reported To Police, Federal Investigators Find

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New nursing home residents are frequently handed an agreement to go to arbitration instead of suing if something goes wrong. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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Under Trump Rule, Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able To Sue After Abuse

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Nearly 1 In 5 Hospice Patients Discharged While Still Alive

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O.J. Simpson during a break in a court hearing in Las Vegas in 2013. Simpson is up for parole after nearly nine years in prison on charges stemming from a bid to retrieve sports memorabilia. Ethan Miller/AP hide caption

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O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Could Lead To His Release From Prison

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