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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.

Story Archive

Thursday

The United Nations Security Council met Thursday to debate whether the U.N. should admit the State of Palestine as a full voting member. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

Israeli Iron Dome air defense systems launch to intercept missiles fired from Iran, in central Israel on Sunday. Tomer Neuberg/AP hide caption

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Thursday

O.J. Simpson, accompanied by his parents, his son, Jason, and Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, is inducted into the Wall of Fame in Rich Stadium on Sept. 14, 1980. Ross Lewis/Getty Images hide caption

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O.J. Simpson, football legend acquitted of notorious killings, dies at 76

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Wednesday

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas wins the gold medal during the women's 400-meters during the Tokyo Olympic Games in August 2021. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images hide caption

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World Athletics will pay $50,000 to Olympic gold medalists in track and field events

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Friday

DJ Burns Jr. of the North Carolina State Wolfpack is showered with confetti after advancing to the Final Four. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Caitlin Clark, #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes, and her teammates celebrate after beating Louisiana State 94-87 in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA women's tournament on Monday. Sarah Stier/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

North Carolina State's DJ Burns Jr. (left) drives against Marquette's Oso Ighodaro during their Sweet 16 game in the men's NCAA Tournament in Dallas on Friday. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

Lackluster bracket performances leave some March Madness fans bummed

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NFL owners voted this week to dramatically change rules around kickoffs — including the elimination of a team's ability to attempt a surprise onside kick, like the Jacksonville Jaguars did in a 2022 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

A memorial to the 10 victims of the racist shooting at a Tops grocery store in Buffalo. Two tech companies must face a lawsuit alleging that their algorithms played a role in radicalizing the shooter, a judge ruled Monday. Matt Burkhartt/Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

Iowa star Caitlin Clark has helped drive a surge in interest in women's college basketball this season. Look for her Hawkeyes squad to land a 1-seed in the women's tournament. Matthew Holst/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

Cadets salute during the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy in 2021. A change to West Point's mission statement has sparked outrage among some conservatives online. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

Chaim Otmazgin, 50, poses for a portrait in his home in Petah Tikvah, Israel on Jan. 21. Otmazgin is a reserve soldier and a Zaka volunteer that was on scene of the attacks on October 7th and the following days. Maya Levin for NPR hide caption

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Tuesday

Friday

Protesters hold signs at a demonstration calling for women's rights in Afghanistan in London's Parliament Square on International Women's Day on Friday. Henry Nicholls/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Chaim Otmazgin, 50, poses for a portrait in his home in Petah Tikva, Israel. Maya Levin for NPR hide caption

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An Israeli responder's work on Oct. 7 shows the challenges of investigating atrocities

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Tuesday

U.N. report finds grounds to believe attacks in Israel included sexual violence

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Monday

A memorial at the site of the Nova rave, the deadliest single site of the attacks on Oct. 7. A new report by a United Nations team found "reasonable grounds to believe" that rape took place on Oct. 7, including at the site of the rave. Menaham Kahana/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A U.N. report finds 'reasonable grounds to believe' attacks in Israel included rapes

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Friday

On a January day, people explore the streets of Gaza City, where researchers estimate 72% or more of buildings have been damaged or destroyed. Omar El Qattaa for NPR hide caption

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