Ayesha Rascoe Ayesha Rascoe is a White House reporter for NPR.
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Ayesha Rascoe

White House Reporter

Ayesha Rascoe is a White House reporter for NPR. In her current role, she covers breaking news and policy developments from the White House. Rascoe also travels and reports on many of President Trump's foreign trips, including his 2019 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, and his 2018 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. 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 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, 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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Even when President Trump unveiled his plan for Black economic empowerment, he put most of his emphasis on telling people why they shouldn't vote for his Democratic opponent Joe Biden. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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With Lil Wayne, Ice Cube And 50 Cent, Trump Makes Final Push For Black Voters

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In The Final Days Before The Election, Trump Pushes To Attract More Black Voters

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Trump Pardons 5 People, Commuting Their Sentences

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President Trump arrives to speak during a rally Monday at Prescott Regional Airport in Prescott, Ariz., one of many stops he has made recently in potential swing states. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Saving Suburbs' To Raising Hopes On Pandemic, Trump Makes His Closing Pitch

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Trump And Biden Make Last Minute Appeal To Voters

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President Trump takes his mask off before speaking from the South Portico of the White House during a rally on Saturday. He is traveling for another rally for the first time on Monday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Effects Of The Coronavirus Outbreak On The White House

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Pence And Harris Go Head-To-Head Over The Pandemic, Taxes, And Healthcare

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A U.S. Marine stands watch Wednesday outside the doors of the White House West Wing. According to the White House, President Trump was in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon, even as he continues to be monitored for COVID-19. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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