Brakkton Booker Brakkton Booker is a producer/reporter for NPR's political unit.
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Brakkton Booker

Producer, Washington Desk

Brakkton Booker is a producer/reporter for NPR's political unit. He has spent most of the 2016 presidential cycle covering the race for the GOP nomination.

When he's not on the campaign trail, Booker produces pieces from the White House, Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and other federal agencies for NPR News magazines including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He previously served as the network's lead producer from the Louisville campaign headquarters of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014. Booker served in a similar capacity during the 2012 presidential campaign producing pieces from the Republican and Democratic National conventions as well as from President Obama's reelection site in Chicago.

In the summer of 2014, Booker took a break from the politics grind to report on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Booker earned a bachelor's degree from Howard University and is was a 2015 Kiplinger Fellow. When he's not working he enjoys discovering new brands of whiskey and playing golf.

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Students Walkout Across The Country To Protest Violence In Schools

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In Washington, D.C., Students Mark National School Walkout With March To Capitol

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Trump Directs Federal Agencies To Strengthen Work Requirements For Public Assistance

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Fire shoots out from a Baltimore store on Gay Street as looting erupted in a five-block business section in Baltimore on April 6, 1968. Police sealed off the area. AP hide caption

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50 Years Ago Baltimore Burned. The Same Issues Set It Aflame In 2015

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Massive Crowds Descend On Washington, D.C., To Demand Gun Control

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Crowds Arrive For 'March For Our Lives' In D.C.

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News Brief: John Bolton's National Security Views, Chinese Tariffs, Gun Control March

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Phil Sturm, a Realtor who lives in Chevy Chase, Md., will host around 20 students from North Carolina this weekend. Brakkton Booker/NPR hide caption

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Washington, D.C., Residents House Students Coming In For Gun Control March

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Students Call For Congress To Act On Gun Violence On Capitol HIll

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill That Tightens Gun Restrictions In The State

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Broward Sheriff's Office Releases 911 Calls From Parkland School Shooting

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News Brief: Florida Gun Bill Progresses, View From China On Tariffs

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