Michele Kelemen A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers the State Department. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs — from Morning Edition to All Things Considered.
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Michele Kelemen

Correspondent, Diplomacy, Foreign Desk

A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

In her latest beat, Kelemen has been traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton before him, tracking the Obama administration's broad foreign policy agenda from Asia to the Middle East. She also followed President Bush's Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell and was part of the NPR team that won the 2007 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of the war in Iraq.

As NPR's Moscow bureau chief, Kelemen chronicled the end of the Yeltsin era and Vladimir Putin's consolidation of power. She recounted the terrible toll of the latest war in Chechnya, while also reporting on a lighter side of Russia, with stories about modern day Russian literature and sports.

Kelemen came to NPR in September 1998, after eight years working for the Voice of America. There, she learned the ropes as a news writer, newscaster and show host.

Michele earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Russian and East European Affairs and International Economics.

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Trump Administration Moves Forward With Historic Summit Despite Doubt From North Korea

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U.N. Security Council Deeply Divided Over How To Stop Violence In Gaza

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Secretary Of State Pompeo Meets With South Korean Counterpart

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With The U.S. Out Of The Iran Deal, What Happens To Jailed Americans There?

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President Trump Expected To Greet 3 Americans Released From North Korea

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President Trump Announces U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

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Trump's Tweet Suggests 3 Americans Held In North Korea Could Be Released Soon

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Secretary Of State Pompeo Addresses Key Priorities At His Swearing-In Ceremony

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State Department Employees Eager To See What Pompeo Brings As Secretary Of State

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Secretary Of State Pompeo Meets With Allies, Offers Tough Talk On Iran

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How Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Did On His First Official Trip As Chief Diplomat

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France's Macron Continues To Urge Trump To Stay In Iran Nuclear Deal

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How Ambassador Nikki Haley Rose To The National Stage

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Senators Have More Questions For CIA Director Mike Pompeo After North Korea Trip

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