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Claudia Grisales, photographed for NPR, 13 November 2019, in Washington DC.
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Claudia Grisales

Congressional Correspondent

Claudia Grisales is a congressional correspondent assigned to NPR's Washington Desk.

Before joining NPR in June 2019, she was a Capitol Hill reporter covering military affairs for Stars and Stripes. She also covered breaking news involving fallen service members and the Trump administration's relationship with the military. She also investigated service members who have undergone toxic exposures, such as the atomic veterans who participated nuclear bomb testing and subsequent cleanup operations.

Prior to Stars and Stripes, Grisales was an award-winning reporter at the daily newspaper in Central Texas, the Austin American-Statesman, for 16 years. There, she covered the intersection of business news and regulation, energy issues and public safety. She also conducted a years-long probe that uncovered systemic abuses and corruption at Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the largest member-owned utility in the country. The investigation led to the ousting of more than a dozen executives, state and U.S. congressional hearings and criminal convictions for two of the co-op's top leaders.

Grisales is originally from Chicago and is an alum of the University of Houston, the University of Texas and Syracuse University. At Syracuse, she attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she earned a master's degree in journalism.

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US Kills al-Qaida Leader In Drone Strike; Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Rankling China

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A video of President Donald Trump recording a statement on Jan. 7, 2021, is played, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing on July 21. Al Drago/AP hide caption

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Republican Rep. Liz Cheney speaks during a hearing by the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol on July 21. Oliver Contreras/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the National Guard and the Washington D.C. police keep a small group of demonstrators away from the Capital after thousands of Donald Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR Politics Special: What We Learned From The Jan. 6 Hearings

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Exposing The Secrets Of The January 6th Attack

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Tonight's Jan. 6 hearing to focus on what Trump was doing for 3 hours during the riot

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The next steps for the Jan. 6 committee as hearings come to a close

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Secret Service erased texts from two-day period spanning Jan. 6 attack, watchdog says

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Secret Service erased Jan. 6 texts after officials requested them, watchdog says

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Jan. 6 Hearing: People Who Believed Trump Face Consequences. So Far, Trump Doesn't.

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Jan. 6 hearing: A Trump supporter testifies about why he and others stormed Capitol

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Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar is one Democrat who opposes abortion rights

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In Uvalde, he lost 11 students and was badly wounded. Now he looks for a path forward

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Cassidy Hutchinson provides explosive testimony during the Jan. 6 hearing

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