Jeff Brady Jeff Brady is an 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 National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia, where he covers energy issues, climate change and the mid-Atlantic region. Brady helped establish NPR's environment and energy collaborative which brings together NPR and Member station reporters from across the country to cover the big stories involving the natural world.

Brady approaches energy stories from the consumer side of the light switch and the gas pump in an effort to demystify an industry that can seem complicated and opaque. Frequently traveling throughout the country for NPR, Brady has reported on the Texas oil business hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, the closing of a light bulb factory in Pennsylvania and a new generation of climate activists holding protests from Oregon to New York. In 2017 his reporting showed a history of racism and sexism that have made it difficult for the oil business to diversify its workforce.

In 2011 Brady led NPR's coverage of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State—from the night legendary football coach Joe Paterno was fired to the trial where Sandusky was found guilty.

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 in 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). In 2018 SOU honored Brady with its annual "Distinguished Alumni" award.

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Climate activists protest in Washington, D.C., the day after the election. Some progressives want President-elect Joe Biden to bar any appointees with fossil fuel ties. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Activists Want Biden To Bar Appointees With Fossil Fuel Ties

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States Continue To Count Votes After Election Day

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Votes In Pennsylvania, A Key Swing State, Continue To Be Counted

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Philadelphia Gears Up For Unprecedented Attention To Its Vote Count

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Philadelphia Prepares For A Potentially Rocky Election Night

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Breaking Down Joe Biden's Plan To Make The U.S. Carbon Neutral

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Climate Change Is A Top Campaign Issue — At Least For Democrats

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What Would A 2nd Trump Term Mean For The Environment?

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What Are The Presidential Candidates' Views On Climate Change?

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How Nomination Of Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court Might Affect U.S. Climate Action

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'Light Years Ahead' Of Their Elders, Young Republicans Push GOP On Climate Change

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