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. 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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Biden To Reveal His Emergency Pandemic Relief Plan

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President-elect Joe Biden plans to name a slate of career officials as acting heads of agencies until the Senate confirms his picks. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the National Guard gather outside the U.S. Capitol — part of a massive boost to security after the riot last Wednesday, and leading up to Inauguration Day. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption

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The Latest On House Democrats' Move To Impeach Trump

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13 Days Before The End Of His Term, Talk Of Removing Trump From Office

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What Will Climate And Health Policy Look Like Under Joe Biden?

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Who Is Katherine Tai, Biden's Pick For U.S. Trade Representative?

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What Will Justice And Foreign Policy Look Like Under Joe Biden?

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President Trump Pardons Roger Stone, Paul Manafort And Charles Kushner

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Christmas Chaos: President Throws Relief Into Doubt

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