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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Tillerson Travels To U.N. To Discuss Issues Involving North Korea

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Tillerson Says He Would Meet With North Koreans, Even Without Denuclearization Talks

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Holds Town Hall At State Department

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U.N. Peacekeeping Force Suffers Deadly Attack In Eastern Congo

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U.N. Peacekeepers Killed In Congo Firefight

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U.S Wants Peacekeeping Force In Ukraine-Russia Dispute

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News Brief: GOP Tax Plan, Tillerson's Future At State, Kate Steinle Case

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Trump Administration Sending Mixed Messages About Secretary Of State Tillerson

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Considering Action In Response To Rohingya Attacks

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Critics Say Tillerson Is Gutting The State Department In His Re-Design Efforts

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Family Of American Imprisoned In Iran Pushes For Prisoner Swap

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Trump Administration Offers $60 Million To Help Several African Nations Fight Terrorism

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Tillerson Meets Modi In India

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After Visiting Afghanistan And Iraq, Tillerson Goes To Pakistan And India

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Says There Are Moderate Voices Among The Taliban

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