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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Maryland Senate President Mike Miller (left) and House Speaker Michael Busch discuss an FBI briefing they received about Russian links to a company that maintains part of the state's voter registration platform during a news conference in Annapolis, Md. Brian Witte/AP hide caption

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson arrives to testify at a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill on June 27, 2018. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Why Charlotte Is One Of Ben Carson's Models For HUD's Work Requirements

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has an approval rating that hovers around 70 percent in a state that Hillary Clinton carried by 25 percentage points in 2016. He faces no challenge in Tuesday's primary. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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In Deep-Blue Maryland, Democrats Fight To Beat Popular Republican Governor

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Here, young corn plants grow in a field in rural Ashland, Neb. Thursday afternoon the House passed its version of the farm bill, including controversial work requirements for many SNAP recipients. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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The March For Our Lives movement is hitting the road this summer to register young people to vote ahead of the November mid-term elections. Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Chairs the Trump Administration's School Safety Commission. She is seen here during a House Education and the Workforce Committee meeting last month. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Students and faculty at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md., take part in a die-in demonstration to call for an end of gun violence at schools. Brakkton Booker/NPR hide caption

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As Graduates In Santa Fe And Parkland Look Ahead, A Look Back On Activism This Year

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According to estimates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly a quarter of children growing up in rural America were poor in 2016, compared to slightly more than 20 percent in urban areas. Marc Romanelli/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Dimitrios Pagourtzis, whom law enforcement officials took into custody on Friday, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault in the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned on Tuesday. In charges last filed last week, federal prosecutors said he "willfully" failed to file tax returns for 2013, 2014 and 2015. Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Rev. William Barber is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival. He says this movement is about bringing issues of poverty into the national political discourse. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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The Poor People's Campaign Seeks To Complete Martin Luther King's Final Dream

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50 Years Later, Reviving King's Poor People's Campaign

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's proposal calls for increased rent payments by millions of people receiving housing subsidies. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

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