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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Two Sites That Explain How Facebook Outrage Totally Reshaped Media

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American commentator Ben Shapiro is seen on set during a taping of the Candace podcast in March in Nashville, Tenn. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Outrage As A Business Model: How Ben Shapiro Is Using Facebook To Build An Empire

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Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, the company hired by the Republican-led Arizona state Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election on May 3. Courtney Pedroza/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Experts Call It A 'Clown Show' But Arizona 'Audit' Is A Disinformation Blueprint

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Audit In Arizona Is 'A Threat To The Overall Confidence Of Democracy,' Critic Says

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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, speaks virtually during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing in March. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook Calls Links To Depression Inconclusive. These Researchers Disagree

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Trial Over George Floyd's Killing Nears End

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Johnson & Johnson was mentioned roughly the same amount every hour online Tuesday as it was in entire weeks before news of the vaccine's pause, according to the tracking firm Zignal Labs. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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The Most Popular J&J Vaccine Story On Facebook? A Conspiracy Theorist Posted It

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As Biden And Congress Delay Action On Guns, Colorado Mulls Restrictions

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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., speaks virtually during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees hearing. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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5 Takeaways From Big Tech's Misinformation Hearing

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Few Facts, Millions Of Clicks: Fearmongering Vaccine Stories Go Viral Online

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Articles Linking COVID-19 Vaccines To Death Seem To Be Driving Misinformation Online

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Trump supporters clash with police outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Social media companies are under scrutiny for allowing their platforms to be used to spread falsehoods about the 2020 election and to allow violent extremist groups to organize January's insurrection. Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn't Going Away

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