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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Belinda Batten of Oregon State University stands in front of a wave energy generator prototype. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy

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Oil Companies Dig Deep To Attract And Retain Minority Workers

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Workers pull pipes from an oil well in 2016 near Crescent, Okla. The oil industry wants to attract a new, more diverse generation of workers, but a history of racism and sexism makes that difficult. J Pat Carter/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Oil Has A Diversity Problem

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Jamie Ruppert, holding 3-month-old daughter Berlin, worries about the future of health care for her mother, Linda McDermott. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Despite Health Care Worries, Trump Voters Don't Regret Their Choice

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Harvey Causes Widespread Devastation In Areas Of Texas

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Hurricane Latest: As Much As 50 Inches Expected In Greater Houston

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Houston Area Storm Evacuees Return To Damaged Homes

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Some Residents Stay Put As Hurricane Harvey Nears Texas Coast

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry had called for the study that says that a grid reliability problem could develop if more coal and nuclear power plants shut down. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Coal, Nuclear Power Would Benefit From Energy Department's Power Grid Study

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New Details Emerge About Accused Charlottesville Suspect

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Ed Coker is a job steward with Pipeliners Local Union 798. He's a third generation welder and a second generation member of the Pipeliners union. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Environmentalists Provoke Pipeline Workers To Speak Up

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