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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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News Brief: Impeachment Markup, U.K. Election, Jersey City Shootings

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House Judiciary Committee Continues Impeachment Hearings

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House Judiciary Committee Takes An Important Step Toward Impeachment

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News Brief: Pelosi Announces Impeachment Plans, Measles, Uber Sexual Assaults

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House Judiciary Committee Will Begin Drawing Up Charges Against President Trump

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White House counsel Pat Cipollone waits for his car as he leaves the Capitol after attending the Senate Republicans' lunch Wednesday. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump spoke before pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey during a ceremony in the Rose Garden on Tuesday. Trump has until 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 to notify the House Judiciary Committee of any plans to participate in the upcoming public hearing on impeachment. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham shared that White House officials are still holding out hope that the president may not get impeached by the House of Representatives. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Republican Senators, White House Map Out Impeachment Trial

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has been seeking a short-term deal to fund the government through Dec. 20. Currently, federal agencies are set to run out of money on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Impeachment Public Hearings: Week 2

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