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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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A woman at a protest in Qatar holds up a sign bearing the name of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian woman whose death in police custody sparked a nationwide protest movement. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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A still image from Atlanta Police body-worn camera footage showing Officer Garrett Rolfe speaking with 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks during their 40-minute encounter. Atlanta Police Department/AP hide caption

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The U.S. men's national team celebrates after Timothy Weah's goal in the first half of a match with Wales in the FIFA World Cup. Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Iran's national team stayed silent during the country's national anthem ahead of their Monday match in the FIFA World Cup. Julian Finney/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis championed the bill that is designed to limit the discussion of racism and privilege in classrooms and workplaces. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Qatar relied on migrant workers to build stadiums and other infrastructure for the World Cup. Human rights organizations have raised concerns about worker deaths and safety. Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Among the flowers left at the alleyway where more than 150 people were killed in a crowd crush, a poster references the time — 6:34 p.m. — when police received the first call warning of the dangerous crowd size, about four hours before the crush turned deadly. Kang Jin-Kyu/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Christian Pulisic, center, with Tyler Adams, just left, Gio Reyna, far left, and Sergiño Dest, right, pictured during ahead of a friendly match between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia in September. All four players made the World Cup roster. Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images hide caption

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Auto part crime is on the rise nationwide. Here's how you can protect yourself

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz enters the courtroom for a sentencing hearing Tuesday at the Broward County Courthouse. Amy Beth Bennett/AP hide caption

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Supporters of affirmative action in higher education demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court ahead of Monday's oral arguments. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, fell at the facility hosting the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament and suffered a concussion. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Concussion protocols are based on research of mostly men. What about women?

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