Ayesha Rascoe Ayesha Rascoe is a White House correspondent for NPR.
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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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President Biden holds rare formal press conference to mark his 1st year office

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Actor Sidney Poitier was a force for change on and off the screen

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Visualize resolutions and manifest hopes and desires with a vision board

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Capitol Hill Books owner recorded album 'Death of the Novel' in the bookstore

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Toyota is the first non-U.S. company to be the country's top seller

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Viruses evolve and weaken over time — what does that mean for the coronavirus?

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Viral Elmo video reminds us he has a range of emotions — and an adult audience

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'YellowJackets' star Melanie Lynskey dives into the show's intensity and weirdness

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Death rituals in Black communities have been altered or forgone in the pandemic

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Single parents are balancing work and child care, all while dealing with uncertainty

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