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Alana Wise

Alana Wise

Politics Reporter

Alana Wise covers race and identity for NPR's National Desk.

Before joining NPR, Alana covered beats including American gun culture, the aviation business and the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Through her reporting, Alana has covered such events as large protests, mass shootings, boardroom uprisings and international trade fights.

Alana is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and an Atlanta native.

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Journalist who wrote about gun violence was killed in mass shooting in Buffalo

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People embrace near a memorial for the shooting victims outside of Tops grocery store on May 20, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Buffalo plagued by economic neglect, segregation long before shooting, residents say

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The Buffalo shooting exposes the city's economic disparities

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Rev. Denise O. Walden-Glenn and Alia Williams each raise a fist— a symbol of solidarity and Black power— at the VOICE office in Buffalo, New York. Alana Wise/NPR hide caption

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After the Buffalo slayings, parents struggle through talks with their children

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Talking to parents and children about the shooting in Buffalo

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Matt Reeves, a former employee of Montpelier who was fired this week, is pictured outside of the historic Gilmore cabin at Montpelier. Alana Wise/NPR hide caption

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Montpelier says it's open to parity with slave descendants. Descendants call foul

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Composite image of Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Chris rock at the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. Angela Weiss/Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Law students from Southern University Law Center traveled from Baton Rouge, LA, to support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson at a rally outside the U.S. Capitol on March 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Law students praise Ketanji Brown Jackson's poise at the Senate hearings

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Black law students react to Judge Jackson navigating GOP senators questions

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In this 2020 photo, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane for takeoff at the Kansas City International airport in Kansas City, Mo. TSA's travel mask mandate has been extended a month, to April 18, 2022. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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