Jeff Brady Jeff Brady is a NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.
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Jeff Brady

Correspondent, National Desk

Jeff Brady is a NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.

In this role, Brady reports on the business of energy, from concerns over hydraulic fracturing in Western Pennsylvania to the oil boom in North Dakota and solar developments in the desert Southwest. With a focus on the consumer, Brady's reporting addresses how the energy industry intersects consumers' perspective at the gas pump and light switch.

Frequently traveling throughout the country for NPR, Brady has covered just about every major domestic news event in the past decade. Before moving to Philadelphia in July 2011, Brady was based in Denver and covered the west for NPR.

In 2005, Brady was among the NPR reporters who covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. His reporting on flooded cars left behind after the storm exposed efforts to stall the implementation of a national car titling system. Today, the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System is operational and the Department of Justice estimates it could save car buyers up to $11 billion a year.

Before coming to NPR in September 2003, Brady was a reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) in Portland. He has also worked in commercial television as an anchor and a reporter; and commercial radio as a talk-show host and reporter.

Brady graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University).

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After Arrest Of 2 Black Men, Protesters Rally Outside Philly Starbucks

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James Piazza (right) seated with wife Evelyn and son Michael speaks during an interview last year about his son Timothy, a Penn State sophomore who died after a hazing ritual. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Judge Dismisses Most Serious Charges In Penn State Hazing Death

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"Keep it in the ground" activists protesting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline on February 17, 2018 near Belle Rose, Louisiana. Travis Lux/WWNO hide caption

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'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom

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News Brief: Trump's CIA Director Pick, Pennsylvania Election, School Walkouts

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Students Describe How They Developed Their Views On Guns

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Florida Community Mourns And Remembers 17 Killed In School Shooting

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Gunman In Florida High School Shooting Ordered Held Without Bond

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Evelyn and Jim Piazza's son Timothy died on Feb. 4, 2017 because of injuries he suffered during fraternity hazing rituals at Penn State. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Penn State Fraternity Death Brings New Attention To Hazing

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Like Florida, Maryland Wants To Be Exempt From Offshore Drilling

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Winter Storm Stresses Energy Infrastructures Along The East Coast

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Drillers Are Optimistic As U.S. Oil Production Booms

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Some homeowners across the country are rushing to pay their 2018 property taxes well before the due date because the new Republican tax law overhaul could affect how much they are allowed to deduct next year. Sheila Thompson/Flickr hide caption

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Scrambling To Prepay 2018 Property Taxes? Maybe You Shouldn't

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