Julie McCarthy Julie McCarthy has traveled the world as a international correspondent for NPR. She is currently NPR's correspondent based in New Delhi, India.
Julie McCarthy
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Julie McCarthy

International Correspondent, New Delhi, India

Julie McCarthy has traveled the world as an international correspondent for NPR, heading NPR's Tokyo bureau, reporting from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and covering the news and issues of South America. McCarthy is currently NPR's correspondent based in New Delhi, India.

In April 2009, McCarthy moved to Islamabad to open NPR's first permanent bureau in Pakistan. Before moving to Islamabad, McCarthy was NPR's South America correspondent based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. McCarthy covered the Middle East for NPR from 2002 to 2005, when she was dispatched to report on the Israeli incursion into the West Bank.

Previously, McCarthy was the London Bureau Chief for NPR, a position that frequently took her far from her post to cover stories that span the globe. She spent five weeks in Iran during the war in Afghanistan, covered the re-election of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, and traveled to the Indian island nation of Madagascar to report on the political and ecological developments there. Following the terror attacks on the United States, McCarthy was the lead reporter assigned to investigate al Qaeda in Europe.

In 1994, McCarthy became the first staff correspondent to head NPR's Tokyo bureau. She covered a range of stories in Japan with distinction, including the Kobe earthquake of 1995, the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and the turmoil over U.S. troops on Okinawa. Her coverage of Japan won the East-West Center's Mary Morgan Hewett Award for the Advancement of Journalism.

McCarthy has also traveled extensively throughout Asia. Her coverage of the Asian economic crisis earned her the 1998 Overseas Press Club of America Award. She arrived in Indonesia weeks before the fall of Asia's longest-running ruler and chronicled a nation in chaos as President Suharto stepped from power.

Prior to her assignment in Asia, McCarthy was the foreign editor for Europe and Africa. She served as the Senior Washington Editor during the Persian Gulf War; NPR was honored with a Silver Baton in the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for its coverage of that conflict. McCarthy was awarded a Peabody, two additional Overseas Press Club Awards and the Ohio State Award in her capacity as European and African Editor.

McCarthy was selected to spend the 2002-2003 academic year at Stanford University, winning a place in the Knight Journalism Fellowship Program. In 1994, she was a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii.

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In Indonesia, Airliner Crashes With 189 Aboard

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Super Typhoon Hits The Northern Mariana Islands

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The Donggala District Prison was torched by rioting prisoners one day after the double earthquake and tsunami disasters on Sept. 28. Donggala is close to the epicenter of the earthquake, and rattled prisoners wanted a way out. Noele Mage/NPR hide caption

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Why Inmates Set Free After The Indonesia Quake Are Returning To Their Prison

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Post Indonesia Quake: Conditionally Freed Inmates Return To Prison

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Muhlis Ipul, 32, stands before the remains of his modest home in Petobo, where the earthquake swept away his wife and two daughters. Ipul says his most painful memory is his youngest daughter, Windy, slipping from his grasp as they ran from their house, and he tumbled head over heels as the asphalt buckled beneath him. Noele Maga/NPR hide caption

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Survivors Recall Deadly Earthquake And Tsunami In Indonesia

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Lack Of Equipment Has Slowed Recovery Efforts From Earthquake In Indonesia

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Recovery Efforts Continue In Indonesia As Many Wait For Aid

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Survivors Of Earthquake And Tsunami In Indonesia Are Desperate For Food, Water

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Indonesian Officials Expect Tsunami's Death Toll To Grow

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Typhoon Decimates Rice Crop In Philippines

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Typhoon Leaves Dozens Dead And Many Missing In Asia

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