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Sasha Ingber

Reporter, Two Way

Sasha Ingber is a reporter on NPR's breaking news desk, where she covers national and international affairs of the day.

She got her start at NPR as a regular contributor to Goats and Soda, reporting on terrorist attacks of aid organizations in Afghanistan, the man-made cholera epidemic in Yemen, poverty in the United States, and other human rights and global health stories.

Before joining NPR, she contributed numerous news articles and short-form, digital documentaries to National Geographic, covering an array of topics that included the controversy over undocumented children in the United States, ISIS' genocide of minorities in Iraq, wildlife trafficking, climate change, and the spatial memory of slime.

She was the editor of a U.S. Department of State team that monitored and debunked Russian disinformation following the annexation of Crimea in 2014. She was also the associate editor of a Smithsonian culture magazine, Journeys.

In 2016, she co-founded Music in Exile, a nonprofit organization that documents the songs and stories of people who have been displaced by war, oppression, and regional instability. Starting in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, she interviewed, photographed, and recorded refugees who fled war-torn Syria and religious minorities who were internally displaced in Iraq. The work has led Sasha to appear live on-air for radio stations as well as on pre-recorded broadcasts, including PRI's The World.

As a multimedia journalist, her articles and photographs have appeared in additional publications including The Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Willamette Week.

Before starting a career in journalism, she investigated the international tiger trade for The World Bank's Global Tiger Initiative, researched healthcare fraud for the National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association, and taught dance at a high school in Washington, D.C.

A Pulitzer Center grantee, she holds a master's degree in nonfiction writing from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in film, television, and radio from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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President Trump said Saturday that he is not considering extraditing a dissident whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses of involvement in a failed coup. Tatyana Zenkovich/AP hide caption

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was last seen visiting Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters gathered Wednesday in Dublin to denounce the Irish legal system's treatment of women who said they had been sexually assaulted. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron speak inside the Élysée Palace in Paris on Saturday. Trump is joining other global leaders to mark the end of World War I a century ago. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc, who raised his arm to swear to the truth of his statement on Tuesday in New York, received a 30-count indictment on Friday. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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Firefighters try to beat back the Woolsey Fire in the early hours of Friday. One day earlier, the blaze ignited as mourning residents tried to cope with quite another kind of terror in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Eric Thayer/Reuters hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) on Sunday at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, following talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Ahn Young-Joon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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North Rhine-Westphalia's interior minister Herbert Reul, seen with police officers, apologized for mistakes that left a Syrian man falsely imprisoned and then dead when a fire broke out in the jail. Oliver Berg/picture alliance via Getty Image hide caption

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Nadia Murad, from the Yazidi community in Iraq, is the co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. She was enslaved for three months by ISIS and sexually assaulted. Now she speaks out for victims of sexual enslavement. Julian Stratenschulte /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Nobel Peace Prize Made This Year's Winner Cry For Her Mother

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