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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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Crimo made rap music under the name Awake The Rapper. In one video, he wears a helmet and vest inside an empty classroom and scatters bullets across the floor. Screenshot by NPR/AwakeTheRapper hide caption

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The city of Lysychansk has been heavily damaged by fighting. Ukrainian forces said Sunday they had withdrawn from the city, leaving the region of Luhansk in Russian hands. Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Law enforcement officers look on as protesters march past the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in suburban Maryland in June. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion rights protesters in Louisville, Ky., after the Supreme Court announced it had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. On Monday, abortion rights advocates filed a lawsuit arguing that the Kentucky state constitution protects the right to abortion. Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., told a crowd at a Save America Rally with former President Donald Trump that the end of Roe v. Wade was "a historic victory for white life." Her campaign told NPR she meant to say "a victory for Right to Life." Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images hide caption

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The Supreme Court has saved two of its biggest cases for last. One could alter the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The other will decide the fate of the "Remain in Mexico" policy. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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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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