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 the mid-Atlantic region and energy issues. 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 visited a solar power plant in the Nevada desert that lights casinos after the sun goes down. 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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Jeff Anderson worked at the LEDVANCE lightbulb factory in St. Marys for more than 20 years. He is considering a career change to heavy equipment operator. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Lighting Industry's Future Dims As Efficient LED Bulbs Take Over

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Bob Murray at the St. Clairsville, Ohio, headquarters of Murray Energy, which has declared bankruptcy. The coal executive pushed the Trump administration to roll back environmental regulations. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Despite Bankruptcy And Illness, Bob Murray Remains A Loud Voice For Coal

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Bob Murray — seen at the headquarters of Murray Energy in St. Clairsville, Ohio — pushed the Trump administration to roll back numerous coal regulations. But he says the industry needs even more help from the government. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Major Coal Producer And Trump Booster Files For Bankruptcy

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes a seat before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on his nomination to be energy secretary on Jan. 19, 2017. Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Resign

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Rick Perry Draws Scrutiny Over Trump's Ukraine Call

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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick In Unique Position On Ukraine

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President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has coffee with Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas at the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Sept. 20. Aram Roston/Reuters hide caption

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Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks during a television interview in front of the West Wing of the White House, on Sept. 19, 2019. Wheeler has threatened to withdraw billions of dollars in federal highway money unless California clears a backlog of air pollution control plans. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Millions Of Young People Take To Streets To Combat Climate Change

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (center) marches with other young climate activists last week outside the White House in Washington, D.C. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A Rising Generation Asserts Itself On Climate Change

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Hurricane Dorian Weakens But Leaves Flooding And Tornado Damage In N.C.

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Flooding Feared As Dorian Hovers Over North Carolina

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News Brief: Democracy Activists Arrested In Hong Kong, Methane Limit Rollback, Brexit

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Not All Oil Companies Support Trump Administration's Rollback Of Methane Emission Rule

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More Companies Are Taking On The Challenge Of Capturing Carbon Dioxide

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