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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Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words

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A supporter of Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore attends a campaign rally at Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope, Ala., on Dec. 5. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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DNC Chairman Tom Perez has called for the party to reform the way it uses superdelegates in its presidential nominating process. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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