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

Congressional Reporter

Claudia Grisales is a congressional reporter 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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A Uvalde teacher is talking about the shooting after weeks in the hospital

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Cassidy Hutchinson provides explosive testimony during the Jan. 6 hearing

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Trump said he knew Jan. 6 crowd members had weapons, ex-White House aide testified

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Jan. 6 committee alleges that 6 Congressional Republicans sought pardons from Trump

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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven Engel, former Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and former Acting U.S. Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue are sworn in to testify during the fifth of eight planned public hearings of the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The Jan. 6 hearings will now extend into July

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State officials and election workers say they faced pressure to overturn 2020 results

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Jan. 6 committee lays out evidence of Trump knowingly subverting the 2020 election

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In its third hearing, the House Jan. 6 panel will hear from 2 witnesses

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A recap of the second hearing held by the House Jan. 6 committee

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Members of Trump's inner circle gave bombshell testimony in 2nd public Jan. 6 hearing

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House Committee places blame for Jan. 6 riot on Trump

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Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. They later went on to break in and attempt to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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