Amita Kelly Amita Kelly manages national news coverage across NPR.org and other digital platforms.
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Amita Kelly

Senior Digital Editor, National Desk

Amita Kelly manages national news coverage across NPR.org and other digital platforms.

Previously, she was a digital editor on NPR's Washington Desk, where she managed election, politics, and policy coverage for NPR.org as well as social media and audience engagement.

She was also an editor and producer for NPR's mid-day 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.

Kelly 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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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a Donald Trump campaign rally on Aug. 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Ariz. Ralph Freso/Getty Images hide caption

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'Deport Them': Arpaio Departs From Trump On DACA Recipients

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A man walks beneath a tree in Baltimore Wednesday as temperatures remain stubbornly below freezing. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Baltimore Schools Closed After Outrage Over Frigid Classrooms

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Suspect In NYC Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

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Brooke Ward, left front, Emily Garcia, left back, and Rhianna Garcia, right, with their grandmother Dalia Lookingbill. Courtesy of Dalia Lookingbill hide caption

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Texas Family Mourns 'Beautiful Daughter' Joann Ward And Her Two Kids

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"Pedestrian hit"

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Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

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Houses in the Florida Keys damaged by Hurricane Irma are seen from a Coast Guard flight Monday. Matt McClain/AP hide caption

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After Heavy Damage, Florida Keys Residents Anxiously Wait To Return Home

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Chiwoniso Luzolo used Facebook Live to ask for help while she is stranded by 12 feet of water surrounding her home in Cypress, Texas on Monday. Courtesy of Chiwoniso Luzolo/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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