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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Brazil Elects Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro As Next President

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Preliminary Results: Far-Right Candidate Wins Brazil's Presidential Runoff

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Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro Leads As Brazilians Vote

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Brazil Set To Vote In Presidential Run-Off Election That Has Polarized The Nation

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Jair Bolsonaro's Hometown Divided On His Rise To Power

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Roger Waters, performing in Moscow in August, 2018. The artist recently drew attention in Brazil over his criticism of the right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Gennady Avramenko/ Epsilon/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahead Of Presidential Election, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Divides Brazil

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Brazil's Far-Right Presidential Candidate Leads But Can't Avoid A Runoff

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Brazilian and Chinese players practice at the Desportivo Brasil academy, in Porto Feliz, Brazil, in September. Patrícia Monteiro for NPR hide caption

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China And Brazil Woo Each Other With Soccer Power

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Brazilians Go To The Polls As Far-Right Candidate Gains Ground

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Women In Brazil Are Mobilizing Against The Presidential Election Front-Runner

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Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party, has led the polls throughout the campaign. Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil To Go To The Polls Amid A Surge Of The Far Right

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#NotHim: In Brazil, Women Protest Far-Right Brazil Presidential Candidate

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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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