Philip Reeves Philip Reeves is an award-winning veteran international correspondent covering South America.

Philip Reeves

International Correspondent, South America

Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Reeves has spent two and half decades working as a journalist overseas, reporting from a wide range of places including the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia.

He is a member of the NPR team that won highly prestigious Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University and George Foster Peabody awards for coverage of the conflict in Iraq. Reeves has been honored several times by the South Asian Journalists' Association.

Reeves has been covering South Asia for more than 10 years. He has traveled widely in Pakistan and India, taking NPR listeners on voyages along the Ganges River and the ancient Grand Trunk Road.

Reeves joined NPR in 2004, after 17 years as a international correspondent for the British daily newspaper, The Independent. During the early stages of his career, he worked for BBC radio and television after training on the Bath Chronicle newspaper in western Britain.

Over the years, Reeves has covered a wide range of stories - from Boris Yeltsin's erratic presidency, the economic rise of India, the rise and fall of Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf, conflicts in Gaza and the West Bank, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Reeves holds a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University. His family originates from Christchurch, New Zealand.

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The entrance of Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, on September 3, 2018, a day after a massive fire ripped through the building. Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stool From Slave Trade Era Is Likely Destroyed In Brazil's Museum Fire

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Presidential Front-Runner In Brazil Is Stabbed During Rally

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Fire Guts Brazil's National Museum In Rio De Janeiro

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Crowd Gathers To Inspect Damage Of Fire At Brazil's National Museum

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Brazilians Turn To Evangelical Church In Rural Town Wracked By Drugs And Poverty

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Dictatorship Was A 'Very Good' Period, Says Brazil's Aspiring President

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Sertanejo singer Marília Mendonça, 22, sings to a crowd of thousands at Expo Londrina, an agricultural fair in the southern Brazilian city of Londrina. Catherine Osborn for NPR hide caption

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In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back

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Bars And Churches Compete For Brazil's Youth

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'I Know How Far I Can Go': Black Entrepreneurs Overcome Challenges In Brazil

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Most Of The Victims Of Brazil's Rising Violence Are Young

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A Day In The Boat Life On The Amazon River

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