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

Miles Parks

Colin Marshall/NPR
Miles Parks
Colin Marshall/NPR

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.

[+] read more[-] less

Story Archive

Trial Over George Floyd's Killing Nears End

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/988172983/988187573" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption
Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/987182241/987552161" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/981715802/981745604" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption
Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

5 Takeaways From Big Tech's Misinformation Hearing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/981203566/981423557" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A worker prepares to give a COVID-19 vaccine last week at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/980035707/981141082" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/980894425/980894426" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption
Brent Stirton/Getty Images

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/971767967/974771905" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

With Trump Out Of Office, Disinformation Online Is On A Decline

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/973791961/973791962" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

With Control Of Congress, Democrats Aim To Address Voting Rights

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/960060852/960060853" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript