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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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Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees hits his 61st home run of the season in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Sept. 28 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Judge has now tied Roger Maris for the American League record. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images hide caption

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Eastbound traffic crowds Interstate 275 as people evacuate before the arrival of Hurricane Ian in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday. Ricardo Arduengo /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Florida's population has skyrocketed. That could make Hurricane Ian more destructive

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Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees hit his 60th home run of the season earlier this week, putting him one dinger shy of the long-standing American League record. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Albert Pujols (left) has been a superlative hitter over 22 seasons, putting him near 700 career home runs. Aaron Judge (right) is just shy of breaking the American League home run record. Sarah Stier/Getty Images; Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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A pharmacist prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots during an event hosted by the Chicago Department of Public Health at the Southwest Senior Center on September 09, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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How Biden's declaring the pandemic 'over' complicates efforts to fight COVID

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The 12 finalists for this year's induction to the National Toy Hall of Fame: bingo, Breyer Horses, Catan, Lite-Brite, Masters of the Universe, Nerf toys, piñatas, Phase 10, Pound Puppies, Rack-O, Spirograph and the spinning top. The National Toy Hall of Fame / The Strong hide caption

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A gun shop in Yuma, Ariz. Such retailers will soon have their own "merchant code" to categorize credit card purchases made there. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Independent counsel Ken Starr testifies before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in April 1999. Joyce Naltchayan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Cedar Creek fire pictured Friday, the day officials ordered the evacuation of the towns of Oakridge and Westfir. Justin Wood/U.S. Forest Service hide caption

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LGBTQ activists and their supporters rally in support of transgender people on the steps of City Hall in New York, NY on October 24, 2018. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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A minor league baseball game between the Tampa Tarpons and Dunedin Blue Jays in April. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says MLB is ready to voluntarily recognize a union for the minor leagues. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images hide caption

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