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Sasha Ingber

Reporter, News Desk

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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Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun walks by Thai Chief of Immigration Police Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn (right) before leaving the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Australia says it is considering granting refugee resettlement to the Saudi, who fled from her family, based on referral by the U.N. Immigration Police via AP hide caption

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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun on her mobile phone as she sat barricaded in a hotel room in Thailand's international airport in Bangkok on Monday. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch via AP hide caption

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People walk in front of Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice, in Caracas. Venezuelan Justice Christian Zerpa left the country for the U.S., denouncing the re-election of President Nicolás Maduro. Marco Bello/Reuters hide caption

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President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis at the White House in October. Mattis will be replaced by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Braxton Moral is scheduled to receive a high school diploma from Ulysses High School and a bachelor's degree from Harvard. "It's not as hard as you think; it's just an efficient use of time," he says. Courtesy of Julie Moral hide caption

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