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Amita Kelly

Editor, Washington Desk

Amita Kelly is a Washington editor, where she works across beats and platforms to edit election, politics and policy news and features stories.

Previously, she was a digital editor on NPR's National and Washington Desks, where she coordinated and edited coverage for NPR.org as well as social media and audience engagement. She was also an editor and producer for NPR's newsmagazine program Tell Me More, where she covered health, politics, parenting and, once, how Korea celebrates St. Patrick's Day.

Kelly has also worked at Kaiser Health News and NBC News. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned her M.A., and earned a B.A. in English from Wellesley College. She is a native of Southern California, where even Santa surfs.

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Michael Atkinson arrives at the Capitol last October, where he was questioned about the whistleblower complaint that exposed a controversial July phone call the president had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Dr. Deborah Birx speaks at Monday's press briefing as she points at a graphic. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump signs the CARES Act, a $2 trillion rescue package to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the Oval Office on Friday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., said on Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first member of Congress to contract the coronavirus. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Milwaukee (left), Pueblo, Colo., and Charlotte, N.C. are three of the locations NPR's Where Voters Are project will highlight throughout the year. Eric Baradat/AFP, Kevin J. Beaty for NPR and Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats say President Trump is exacting "retribution" on Gordon Sondland (left), the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the European Union, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman because they testified in the impeachment hearings. Drew Angerer and Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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"You are the ones bringing pain and suffering to our Republic for your own selfish personal, political, and partisan gain," President Trump said of Democrats in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. Above, Trump greets Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales at the White House on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler had adjourned Thursday without a vote on the articles of impeachment. Ranking member Doug Collins (in background) likened the move to a "kangaroo court." J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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