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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Michael Bloomberg Heads To Campaign In Utah After Nevada Debate

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Trump Competes For Spotlight During Democratic Nominating Contests

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Hot off the presses: President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2021. The election year proposals are unlikely to gain traction in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Again Proposes Slashing Foreign Aid In Budget

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President Trump looks on as Tony Rankins, who works in a so-called Opportunity Zone, addresses a crowd during a speech Friday in Charlotte, N.C., aimed squarely at appealing to African American voters. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's State of the Union address laid bare his bitter partisan standoff with Democrats and left little doubt that legislative accomplishments between now and the election will be difficult. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Capitol in Washington is seen Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, as the Senate continues to work into the evening on the impeachment trial of President Trump. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Questions of Foreign Interference Continue as Trial Moves Closer to Vote on Witnesses

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Trump Lawyers Wrap Up Opening Arguments In Senate Impeachment Trial

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White House Lawyers Resume Impeachment Defense As Trial Hits Week 2

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House impeachment manager Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Trump Friday. AP hide caption

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Democrats Conclude Opening Arguments; Election Security Risks Persist

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Opening Statements Recap: Senate Impeachment Trial Of President Trump

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