Miles Parks Miles Parks is a reporter on NPR's Washington Desk. He covers voting and elections, and also reports on breaking news.
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Miles Parks

Reporter, Washington Desk

Miles Parks is a reporter on NPR's Washington Desk. He covers voting and elections, and also reports on breaking news.

Parks joined NPR as the 2014-15 Stone & Holt Weeks Fellow. Since then, he's investigated FEMA's efforts to get money back from Superstorm Sandy victims, profiled budding rock stars and produced for all three of NPR's weekday news magazines.

A graduate of the University of Tampa, Parks also previously covered crime and local government for The Washington Post and The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla.

In his spare time, Parks likes playing, reading and thinking about basketball. He wrote The Washington Post's obituary of legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt.

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20 Million Americans Have Already Voted. That's A Lot.

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Absentee-Ballot Expansion Promotes Early Voting This Year

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An employee of the Philadelphia City Commissioners Office examines ballot envelopes at a satellite election office at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia. Local election clerks can't start verifying mailed-in ballots in Pennsylvania until Election Day and in Michigan until the day before. Laurence Kesterson/AP hide caption

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3 Key States Have To Wait Until Election Day To Count Mail-In Ballots

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Two Million Americans Have Already Voted

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People wait in line to vote in Georgia's June 9 primary election at Park Tavern in Atlanta. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Fewer People May Vote By Mail Than Expected. That Could Mean Election Day 'Chaos'

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Why Fewer People Appear To Be Voting By Mail Than Expected

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Mail-In, Early or Election Day? Here Are Your Voting Options

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy arrives to testify during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in August. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images hide caption

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