Ayesha Rascoe Ayesha Rascoe is a White House reporter 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 Reporter

Ayesha Rascoe is a White House reporter for NPR.

Prior to joining NPR, she covered the White House for Reuters, chronicling President Barack 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, including 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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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 15

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President Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Wednesday as he announces his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Trump Now Has To Work With A Democratically Controlled House

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Control Of Congress Has Been Decided But Some Races Are Too Close To Call

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Trump To Watch Election Results Come In At The White House

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Georgia voters and supporters dance and sing during a "Souls to The Polls" march hosted by Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in downtown Atlanta on Oct. 28. Alongside artist Common and Ambassador Andrew Young, Abrams marched with voters to a polling station in downtown Atlanta. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, November 1

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Trump Stays On Campaign Trail, Attacking Media And Democrats After Synagogue Shooting

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Apparent 'Pipe Bombs' Mailed To Clinton, Obama And CNN

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Flanked by lawmakers and first lady Melania Trump, President Trump participates in a bill signing to dedicate more resources to fight the opioid crisis during an East Room event at the White House Wednesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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News Brief: Israel After Khashoggi's Killing, Trump Signs Opioid Bill

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have reportedly forged close ties focused on the Middle East peace process. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post; Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jared Kushner Faces Scrutiny For His Ties To The Saudi Crown Prince

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A Saudi Journalist Disappears in Turkey And Sets Off A Diplomatic Crisis

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