Ayesha Rascoe Ayesha Rascoe is a White House correspondent for NPR.
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Ayesha Rascoe at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 22, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Ayesha Rascoe

White House Correspondent

Ayesha Rascoe is a White House correspondent for NPR. She is currently covering her third presidential administration. Rascoe's White House coverage has included a number of high profile foreign trips, including President Trump's 2019 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, and President Obama's final NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland in 2016. As a part of the White House team, she's also a regular on the NPR Politics Podcast.

Prior to joining NPR, Rascoe covered the White House for Reuters, chronicling Obama's final year in office and the beginning days of the Trump administration. Rascoe began her reporting career at Reuters, covering energy and environmental policy news, such as the 2010 BP oil spill and the U.S. response to the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011. She also spent a year covering energy legal issues and court cases.

She graduated from Howard University in 2007 with a B.A. in journalism.

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Amid Many Global Crises Biden Calls For Togetherness In First U.N. Address

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One thorny issue facing President Biden at the United Nations: the defense deal he announced with Australia and the U.K., which left France so angry it pulled its ambassador from Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Says 'America's Back.' The World Has Some Questions

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Laphonza Butler speaks onstage during The 2018 MAKERS Conference at NeueHouse Hollywood on February 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS hide caption

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The New Leader Of EMILY's List On How Politics Needs To Change For Women Of Color

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President Biden speaks to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday during the virtual announcement of a trilateral defense partnership with Australia and the U.K. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also joined in. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, members of the Connecticut Sun team kneel during the playing of the national anthem before a WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics, in Bradenton, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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Do School Mask Bans Violate The Rights Of Children With Disabilities?

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Politics Chat: Biden's Approval Ratings Fall

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Between Ida, Afghanistan and COVID, Biden Has A Lot On His Plate

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What We Know About The Kabul Attack And The U.S. Response

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays Anthony McCoy in Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta. Universal Pictures and MGM Pictures hide caption

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More Than A Dozen Americans Dead After Attack At Kabul Airport

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