Arezou Rezvani is a reporter and senior editor for NPR's Morning Edition. She's also founding editor of Up First, NPR's daily news podcast.
Much of her work centers on people experiencing some of the most difficult days of their lives. She's reported from Afghanistan under Taliban rule, has spent time in Lebanon covering the impact of the country's shattered economy on everyday people, and was in Ukraine during the early days of Russia's war working on stories about Ukraine's resistance and the war's impact on children.
Her work on a multi-part series about children and opioid addiction won a Gracie Award in 2019. She was awarded a White House News Photographer Association Award for Politics is Personal, an audio/visual project she led ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
In 2014, she led an investigation into the Pentagon's 1033 program, which supplies local law enforcement with surplus military-grade weapons and vehicles. The findings were cited by lawmakers during hearings on Capitol Hill and contributed to the Obama administration's decision to scale back the program.
Rezvani holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and bachelor's degrees in political science and French from the University of California, Davis.