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Tim Mak

Washington Investigative Correspondent

Tim Mak is NPR's Washington Investigative Correspondent, focused on political enterprise journalism.

His reporting interests include the 2020 election campaign, national security and the role of technology in disinformation efforts.

He appears regularly on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and the NPR Politics Podcast.

Mak was one of NPR's lead reporters on the Mueller investigation and the Trump impeachment process. Before joining NPR, Mak worked as a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, covering the 2016 presidential elections with an emphasis on national security. He has also worked on the Politico Defense team, the Politico breaking news desk and at the Washington Examiner. He has reported abroad from the Horn of Africa and East Asia.

Mak graduated with a B.A. from McGill University, where he was a valedictorian. He also currently holds a national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

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U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy arrives at an Aug. 5 meeting at the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Is Louis DeJoy? U.S. Postmaster General In Spotlight Ahead Of 2020 Election

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after a July 2018 meeting in Helsinki. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Report: Former Trump Aide Paul Manafort Shared Campaign Info With Russia

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Senate Intelligence Report Outlines Russian Influence In 2016

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New York Attorney General Seeks To Dissolve NRA

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Letitia James, New York's attorney general, pauses while speaking during a news conference on Aug. 6, 2020, where she announced a civil action seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association. Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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An NPR investigation has identified unusual decisions around the process that lead to a Pittsburgh company winning a contract to gather COVID-19 data instead of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. smartboy10/Digital Vision Vectors/Getty Images hide caption

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Irregularities In COVID Reporting Contract Award Process Raise New Questions

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How Small Tech Company Got $10.2 Million Contract To Build COVID-19 Database

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Government Watchdogs Point Out Poor Implementation Of CARES Act's Oversight Measures

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DC Statue Of Lincoln Standing Over A Formerly Enslaved Man Sparks Controversy

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The Government Accountability Office says the IRS did not use death records for the first three batches of coronavirus relief payments — which account for 72% of the nearly $270 billion in payments dispensed so far. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Whistleblower: TSA Failed To Protect Staff, Endangered Passengers During Pandemic

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A walker passes the names of George Floyd and Eric Garner spelled out in fabric at the Say Their Names: Silver Lake Memorial on June 9 in Los Angeles. There has been a recent push for a nationwide ban on police chokeholds. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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How Decades Of Bans On Police Chokeholds Have Fallen Short

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Protests Over Police Brutality Continue In D.C.

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