Amy Held Amy Held is an editor on the newscast unit.
Amy Held at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley) (Square)
Stories By

Amy Held

A woman wearing a medical mask rides an escalator at Milan Central train station on Sunday after Italy's government restricted much of the country in an effort to stanch the spread of the coronavirus. Claudio Furlan/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Claudio Furlan/AP

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Monday he would spend $10 billion of his own fortune to launch a global initiative to fight climate change. He is photographed here in front of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, photographed in 2012, was named Iraq's next prime minister. Following his appointment on Saturday, Allawi made a show of support with the anti-government protest movement. Prashant Rao /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Prashant Rao /AFP via Getty Images

An employee wears a protective mask as he sits in an Apple store after it shut Saturday in Beijing. Apple announced it was closing all 42 of its stores in mainland China until Feb. 10 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Sheletta and Shawn Brundidge, alongside their four children, were the first fans to use the sensory room at the Minnesota Vikings' U.S. Bank Stadium. Opened during the August pre-season, the space comes with trained therapists and provides fans, including those with autism, a break from the excitement of the game. Tami Hedrick/Minnesota Vikings hide caption

toggle caption
Tami Hedrick/Minnesota Vikings

Marium, a lost baby dugong, gets a hug from an official of Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. The 8-month-old mammal, who captured hearts online, died after biologists believe she ate plastic waste. Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AP

Antonio Basco hugs a boy at the memorial service for his wife, Margie Reckard, at La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center in El Paso, Texas. Basco, who doesn't have many local friends and family, invited the public to attend. Jonathan Levinson/OPB hide caption

toggle caption
Jonathan Levinson/OPB

El Paso Shooting: Hundreds Of Strangers Come To Mourn With Widower At Wife's Funeral

  • Download
  • <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The British naval vessel HMS Montrose, pictured in 2014, was forced to intercede on behalf of a British tanker blocked by Iranian ships in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday, according to the U.K. Ministry of Defense. U.K. Ministry of Defence via AP hide caption

toggle caption
U.K. Ministry of Defence via AP

President Trump defended Home Depot's co-founder after Bernie Marcus said he would support Trump's reelection campaign, sparking a company boycott. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

British Ambassador to Washington Kim Darroch, seen here in 2017, submitted his resignation Wednesday following the publication of embarrassing internal memos bashing the Trump administration. Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP

Chris Cline poses for a portrait in a coal mine in Carlinville, Ill., in 2010. The coal magnate was on a helicopter that crashed in the waters off Grand Cay, Bahamas, on Thursday, killing all seven people onboard. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sudanese celebrate in the streets of Khartoum on Friday after ruling generals and opposition leaders announced an agreement on a new governing body. Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

In this March 14, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Known simply as MBS, he oversees nearly every major aspect of the country's defense, economy, internal security and foreign policy. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Vucci/AP