Alana Wise Alana Wise is a politics reporter on NPR's Washington Desk.
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Alana Wise

Alana Wise

Politics Reporter

Alana Wise is a politics reporter on the Washington desk at NPR.

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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A billboard with a photo of Breonna Taylor, sponsored by O, The Oprah Magazine, is on display on Friday in Louisville, Ky. It's one of 26 billboards going up across the city demanding arrests in her shooting death. Dylan T. Lovan/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in July. The State Department has lifted its global health advisory warning against international travel. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was tested as part of a protocol to meet with President Trump. His first test result was positive but the second was negative. Kirk Irwin/Getty Images hide caption

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Connecticut Huskies coach Randy Edsall and his players will not be taking the field this fall. Citing "safety challenges," the school decided to cancel its 2020-21 football season. Michael Hickey/Getty Images hide caption

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People gather near a hearse carrying Rayshard Brooks' body after his June 23 funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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When asked in an interview whether he found the late Rep. John Lewis impressive, President Trump took credit for having done more for Black Americans than anybody else. Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Juan Carlos, the former king of Spain, pictured in 2016, is being investigated for possible corruption and is leaving for an undisclosed country. Daniel Perez/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators hold a sign in St. Louis, Mo., following the 2014 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Joshua Lott/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Players from the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, shown here during a game in March, will face each other on Thursday evening as the NBA season restarts. Harry How/Getty Images hide caption

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