Nathan Rott Nathan Rott is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where he focuses on environment issues and the American West.
Nathan Rott at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Nathan Rott at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Nathan Rott

Correspondent, National Desk

Nathan Rott is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where he focuses on environment issues and the American West.

Based at NPR West in Culver City, California, Rott spends a lot of his time on the road, covering everything from breaking news stories like California's wildfires to in-depth issues like the management of endangered species and many points between.

Rott owes his start at NPR to two extraordinary young men he never met. As the first recipient of the Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship in 2010, he aims to honor the memory of the two brothers by carrying on their legacy of making the world a better place.

A graduate of the University of Montana, Rott prefers to be outside at just about every hour of the day. Prior to working at NPR, he worked a variety of jobs including wildland firefighting, commercial fishing, children's theater teaching, and professional snow-shoveling for the United States Antarctic Program. Odds are, he's shoveled more snow than you.

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The port of Izmail on the Danube River, on Ukraine's far southern border with Romania, is one of the few Ukrainian-run ports still operating in the country. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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The once-quiet southwestern corner of Ukraine is now playing a key role in trade

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As Russia pushes deeper into eastern Ukraine, some flee on medical evacuation train

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The Ukraine-Russia conflict appears to be entering a new phase

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Russian missile hits a train station in Kramatorsk, Ukrainian government says

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Gruesome images emerge from a neighborhood once besieged by Russian forces

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Images and reporting from Bucha, Ukraine, raise serious questions about war crimes

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Images out of Bucha are difficult to look at, but it's important not to look away

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Dead civilians reported north of Kyiv as Russian troops back off from area

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As Ukraine and Russia meet again for talks, fighting continues in parts of Ukraine

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