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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Dr. Mehmet Oz, seen here in a December 2019 file photo, joins the Republican field of possible candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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President Biden is joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right) and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the North American Leaders' Summit at the White House on Thursday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden speaks about his infrastructure bill at a bridge across the Pemigewasset River in Woodstock, N.H., which has been declared structurally unsafe. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon surrenders at the FBI Washington Field Office in Washington, D.C., on Monday. He's been charged with two counts of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Richard Mulvaney of Mclean, Va., injects the new polio vaccine into the arm of 6-year-old Randall Kerr, the first of some 100 children to be inoculated on April 26, 1954. Harvey Georges/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined on the left by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., walks to update reporters about spending negotiations at the Capitol on Friday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Bottles of medicine ride on a belt at the Express Scripts mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J., in 2018. Democratic lawmakers have reached a deal to lower prescription drug prices for seniors. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama speaks with former Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Oval Office on Dec. 1, 2010. Powell, who had broken his longtime Republican ties to endorse Obama in 2008, died Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators gather outside the Massachusetts State House in Boston to protest COVID-19 vaccination and mask mandates. The political divide on the issue is only deepening, as Republican leaders of other states take more steps to thwart mandates. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Donald Trump and his then-running mate, Mike Pence, embrace as they shake hands after Pence's acceptance speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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