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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Week In Politics: Biden Meets With Putin, ACA Sees Another Supreme Court Victory

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"I Did What I Came To Do": President Biden Meets With Russia's Vladimir Putin

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What Biden And Putin's Meeting Could Mean For U.S.-Russia Relations

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fist-bumps with Biden at the NATO summit Monday in Brussels. Biden and Erdogan met privately afterward to discuss some thorny issues. Olivier Matthys/Pool/AP hide caption

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Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Russia And U.S. Seek Stability At First Post-Trump Summit

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President Biden spoke on the phone Friday with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito — the latest in a series of talks on infrastructure between the two. Capito is leading the group of GOP senators working with the White House on a potential agreement. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, center, is one of the many journalists who had to figure out how to combat disinformation while covering former President Trump. Ayesha Rascoe/NPR hide caption

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There's More News Than Ever, But That Doesn't Mean The Truth Is Breaking Through

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President Biden wants Vice President Harris to lead his administration's efforts to expand voting rights. The move comes as a number of GOP-led state legislatures have pushed to enact more voting restrictions. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Met With Survivors To Commemorate The Tulsa Race Massacre Anniversary

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A woman cries out on May 31 while attending a candlelight vigil in the Greenwood district during commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre in Tulsa, Okla. President Biden visited Tulsa on Tuesday for the 100th anniversary of an attack that left as many as 300 people dead. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre arrives for the press briefing Wednesday. "I believe being behind this podium, being in this room, being in this building, is not about one person," she said of the historic nature of her turn in the briefing room. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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