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Becky Sullivan

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Becky Sullivan has reported and produced for NPR since 2011 with a focus on hard news and breaking stories. She has been on the ground to cover natural disasters, disease outbreaks, elections and protests, delivering stories to both broadcast and digital platforms.

In January 2020, she traveled to Tehran to help cover the assassination and funeral of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani, work that made NPR a Pulitzer finalist that year. Her work covering the death of Breonna Taylor won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Hard News.

Sullivan has spoken to armed service members in Afghanistan on the anniversary of Sept. 11, reported from a military parade in Pyongyang for coverage of the regime of Kim Jong-Un, visited hospitals and pregnancy clinics in Colombia to cover the outbreak of Zika and traveled Haiti to report on the aftermath of natural disasters. She's also reported from around the U.S., including Hurricane Michael in Florida and the mass shooting in San Bernardino.

She previously worked as a producer for All Things Considered, where she regularly led the broadcast and produced high-profile newsmaker interviews. Sullivan led NPR's special coverage of the 2018 midterm elections, multiple State of the Union addresses and other special and breaking news coverage.

Originally a Kansas Citian, Sullivan also regularly brings coverage of the Midwest and Great Plains region to NPR.

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With inflation still sky-high, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it would raise interest rates by 0.75%, the largest increase since the 1990s. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Members and supporters of the LGBTQ community march during the Pride in the Park event in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Saturday. Law enforcement said members of a far-right group were arrested for planning to riot near the march. Jim Urquhart/NPR hide caption

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An aerial view of Robb Elementary School and the makeshift memorial for the shooting victims in Uvalde. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A memorial for Irma Garcia, a fourth-grade teacher killed in last week's school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Her husband, Joe, died of a heart attack two days later. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Ukraine's Kharkiv region over the weekend, calling the situation there "indescribably difficult." Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP hide caption

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A Russian serviceman patrols the destroyed part of the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works in Ukraine's port city of Mariupol on Wednesday. Olga Maltseva/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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