I'd like to announce two great moves on the International Desk.
Eyder Peralta has been named Mexico City correspondent, after six years reporting from Africa.
Carrie Kahn is moving to Rio de Janeiro to become NPR's South America correspondent, after a decade spent covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
She replaces veteran correspondent Philip Reeves who opted for a different work/life balance – less work and more life. Fortunately for NPR's audience he will continue working for us on a part-time basis. We thank him for his years of masterful storytelling from India, to Iraq, to Pakistan, South America and beyond.
For Carrie, Brazil will mean her first posting south of the equator. Since taking over the Mexico City bureau in 2012, she has reported on everything from the rise in violence throughout the country to journalist killings, cartels, the Trump Administration's immigration policies and their effects on Mexico and Central America. Her stories have brought home the personal cost of the increasing international migration through the hemisphere and gang violence in Central America.
Prior to Mexico, Carrie was a National Correspondent based in Los Angeles. She was the first NPR reporter into Haiti after the devastating earthquake in early 2010 and she continued to follow the disaster's aftermath. In 2005, Kahn was part of NPR's extensive coverage of Hurricane Katrina, where she investigated claims of euthanasia in New Orleans hospitals, recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast and resettlement of city residents in Houston, Texas.
Before coming to NPR in 2003, she worked for NPR Member stations KQED and KPBS in California. Carrie is a recipient of the 2020 Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia Journalism School, which honors distinguished reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Eyder's move to Mexico City bases him back in the Western Hemisphere for the first time in six years. He was named NPR's East Africa correspondent in 2016 and has reported from more than 20 countries on four continents since then. In 2022, his coverage of East Africa was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the Audio Reporting category.
On occasion, he was dispatched to other regions, including Venezuela and Ukraine to cover the Russian invasion.
He started his journalism career as a pop music critic and after a few newspaper stints, he joined NPR in 2008 as associate producer.
Previously, Eyder reported breaking news for NPR based out of Washington, D.C. In 2009 and 2014, he was part of the NPR teams that received the George Foster Peabody Award. His 2016 investigative feature on the death of Philando Castile was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society for News Design.
Carrie and Eyder are two great reporters who will continue to bring the stories that matter to NPR's audiences on all platforms. Their experience and talent will serve to enrich their storytelling in their new postings. I look forward to the great coverage ahead from both bureaus.
Please join me in congratulating our colleagues!