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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Week In Politics: More Impeachment Hearings As Trump Heads To NATO Summit

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House Democrats Release New Transcripts From Impeachment Inquiry

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Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak to reporters in Ankara, Turkey after a hastily-arranged meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Oct. 17, 2019 over Turkey's offensive in Syria. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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4 Witnesses To Testify Tuesday In House Impeachment Hearings

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Trump Meets With Turkish President Erdogan At The White House

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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife, Emine Erdogan, outside the White House on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump, Erdogan Have 'Frank' Discussion About Syria

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Trump To Meet With Turkish President Erdogan At The White House

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Reelection Campaign Launches 'Black Voices For Trump' Initiative

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The House impeachment inquiry wants to hear from John Eisenberg, the top lawyer at President Trump's National Security Council, but he was instructed to stay away, Eisenberg's lawyer said. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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