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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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that Maryland will not deploy any National Guard resources to the border until the policy of separating children from their families has been rescinded. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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

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

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