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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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Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, testifies before Jan. 6 panel

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Jan. 6 panel asked Ginni Thomas about campaign to overturn the 2020 election results

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Ginni Thomas leaves for a break during a closed-door meeting with House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Thomas Caldwell, a defendant charged with seditious conspiracy in his connection to the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, arrives at federal court on September 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), (L) Chair of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, and Vice Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) preside over a hearing on the January 6th investigation on June 09, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Final Jan. 6 Hearing Is Coming — Here's Everything We've Learned

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Biden uses Labor Day speeches to focus on 2 swing states

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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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