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Monika Evstatieva

Monika Evstatieva
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Monika Evstatieva

Monika Evstatieva

Senior Producer, Investigations

Monika Evstatieva is a senior producer on Investigations.

She was previously a senior editor at New York Times' Audio.

Since 2006, Evstatieva has worked on various programs and NPR, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Tell Me More with Michel Martin. She has traveled throughout the United States to cover politics and the environment and has reported in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Russia, the Balkans and Western Europe.

Over the years, Evstatieva has covered the war in Ukraine, the 2018 presidential elections in Russia, the migration crisis in Europe, the aftermath of the Bataclan shooting in Paris, and the U.S. border wall dispute. Evstatieva has also covered multiple primary elections, inaugurations and SXSW music events.

Evstatieva received multiple awards as part of the Tell Me More team, including an NABJ Salute to Excellence National Media Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Evstatieva has a Master of Arts in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and business administration from American University in Bulgaria.

Evstatieva is originally from Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Wednesday

A dead horseshoe crab lies upside down on the beach in Assateague Island, Md. Meg Anderson/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. horseshoe crab blood harvest is growing. Where's the accountability?

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Monday

Former Solicitor General Ted Olson (second from left) sits with Bush administration lawyers during the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on Guantánamo detainees on July 11, 2006, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Tim Sloan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Onetime supporter of Guantánamo's military court now says it was 'doomed'

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Friday

The Queen's Cartoonists perform at the Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown, PA on November 22, 2019. Lindsey Theong/The Queen's Cartoonist hide caption

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The Queen's Cartoonists: Where jazz meets animation and hints of musical circus

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Tuesday

Afghan evacuees sit on a bus at the U.S. air base in Ramstein, Germany, on Aug. 26. Ramstein Air Base, the largest U.S. Air Force base in Europe, has hosted thousands of Afghans. Armando Babani/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What It's Like Inside The U.S. Processing Center Welcoming Thousands Of Afghans

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Friday

Taliban fighters mobilize to control a crowd during a rally for Afghanistan's independence day in Kabul on Aug. 19. The Taliban seized control of the city this week, effectively capturing the country in a matter of weeks. Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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The Afghan Army Collapsed In Days. Here Are The Reasons Why

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Friday

A machine makes masks in a medical-equipment factory in the U.S. on Feb. 15. When an N95 respirator shortage left hospitals scrambling in 2020, U.S. manufacturers stepped in. Now, some of those companies are struggling to sell their masks. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Companies Shifted To Make N95 Respirators During COVID. Now, They're Struggling

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Monday

National Stockpile Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge

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Monday

Used N95 masks are collected at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital on April 13. Hospital staff members wrote their names on the masks so each could be returned after being cleaned, a strategy used to alleviate critical shortages of respirator masks. Blake Nissen/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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A Revamped Strategic National Stockpile Still Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge

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Friday

A pedestrian walks past anti-5G graffiti in the Flatiron District of New York in May. Noam Galai/Getty Images hide caption

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Anatomy Of A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory

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Tuesday

A walker passes the names of George Floyd and Eric Garner spelled out in fabric at the Say Their Names: Silver Lake Memorial on June 9 in Los Angeles. There has been a recent push for a nationwide ban on police chokeholds. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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How Decades Of Bans On Police Chokeholds Have Fallen Short

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Sunday

People attend a candlelight prayer vigil outside Immanuel Baptist Church, located near the scene of the mass shooting on August 5, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Juan Gabriel's 'Amor Eterno' Takes On New Meaning After El Paso Shooting

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Saturday

The band Luxury in 1998. Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury is out now. Buffy Rittweger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Curious Tale Of The Band Luxury, Who Escaped Tragedy And Embraced Faith

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Sunday

Abdullah Ibrahim's latest album, The Balance, is out now. Marina Umari/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Finding 'The Balance': Jazz Legend Abdullah Ibrahim Looks To Past, Present And Future

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Thursday

"Honesty is a commodity right now, because if you tell the truth, you might offend people. People don't like to hear the truth," Madonna says. Steven Klein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Madonna Introduces 'Madame X': 'Honesty Is A Commodity Right Now'

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Sunday

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A Mixologist's Guide To 'No-Proof' Cocktails

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Sunday

"I feel like with most songs that I write, I start with something that's really hard or something that I don't understand. And by the end of the song, I have more of a handle on it," Lucy Dacus says. Elizabeth Weinberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lucy Dacus' Mother's Day Message Is One Of Truth And Consideration

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Saturday

Baloji's Kaniama: The Yellow Version is due out May 3. Kyle Weeks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Baloji Finds His Freedom In Between Genres

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Sunday

Big Wild's debut album Superdream is out now. Little Green Eyes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Big Wild Bottles His Challenges And Curiosities Into Debut Album

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Saturday

Hozier's sophomore album Wasteland, Baby! is out now. Rachael Wright/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hozier Issues 'A Squeeze Of The Hand' To Humanity With 'Wasteland, Baby!'

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Saturday

Nakhane's album You Will Not Die is out now. Tarryn Hatchett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nakhane's Music Meets At Life's Intersections: 'There's Nothing To Be Ashamed Of'

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Sunday

Two men pray at an early morning service at La Lomita chapel, a historical landmark in Mission, Texas. Dana Cronin/NPR hide caption

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The Historic Chapel At The Heart Of A Legal Fight Over The Border Wall

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Sunday

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Fyre Festival Documentary Shows 'Perception And Reality' Of Infamous Concert Flop

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Sunday

Guards of honor carry a photo of Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq, Kandahar police chief, at his burial ceremony in Kandahar in October. AP hide caption

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What 3 Deaths Among Thousands Tell Us About Afghanistan In 2018

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Saturday

Barbra Streisand's latest album, Walls, is out now on Columbia Records. Russell James/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Barbra Streisand's Latest, The Walls Do Talk — To The President

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