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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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Water was sold out at a grocery store in North Miami, Fla., on Friday as residents heeded warnings to stockpile a week's worth of food and supplies before Hurricane Dorian arrives on Monday. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Colombia's FARC Rebels, in a YouTube video posted Thursday, have accused the government of betrayal and announced that they will take up arms again, breaking a 2016 peace accord. Jacobo Alape via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, shown here at the Kremlin in Moscow on Thursday, said on Friday that Russia should respond in kind to the testing of a new U.S. cruise missile. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korea has announced it will withdraw from a 2016 military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan. Here, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, center, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, trailing at left, walk in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Thursday. HOW Hwee Young/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pia Klemp has refused to accept a medal for bravery from Paris' mayor, saying, "We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.' " Tristar Media/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday. He said that Russia should be allowed back into the G-7. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., on Sunday. Among the topics was Trump's interest in buying Greenland from Denmark. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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A Royal Marine patrol vessel is seen beside Iran's Grace 1 tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar on July 4. The tanker was impounded, and the U.S. Justice Department applied to seize it, according to the Gibraltar government. Marcos Moreno/AP hide caption

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A lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York County Supreme Court alleged an associate of Jeffrey Epstein brought Jennifer Araoz to Epstein's mansion in Manhattan, where Araoz was sexually abused. Scott Heins/Getty Images hide caption

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A Newark, N.J., resident carries a case of bottled water distributed Monday at a recreation center. The Environmental Protection Agency said residents shouldn't rely on water filters the city gave out to address lead contamination. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Monday at the White House that immigrants legally in the U.S. may no longer be eligible for green cards if they use food stamps, Medicaid and other public benefits. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Immigration Chief: 'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor Who Can Stand On Their Own 2 Feet'

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