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