People

  • Ashley Westerman is an associate producer who occasionally directs the show. Since joining the staff in June 2015, she has produced a variety of stories including a

  • Asma Khalid is a political reporter. She travels the country focusing on voters through the lens of demographics and economics.

    Before joining NPR's political team, Asma helped launch a new team for Boston's NPR station WBUR where she...

  • Audie Cornish is a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine.

    Previously, she served as host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into that host position in the fall of 2011,...

  • Since January 2004, Austin Jenkins has been the Olympia-based political reporter for the Northwest News Network. In that position, Austin covers Northwest politics and public policy as well as the Washington State legislature. You can also see...

  • Ayesha Rascoe is a White House reporter for NPR.

    Prior to joining NPR, she covered the White House for Reuters, chronicling President Barack Obama's final year in office and the beginning days of the Trump administration. Rascoe began...

  • Barbara J. King is a contributor to the NPR blog 13.7: Cosmos & Culture. She is a Chancellor Professor of Anthropology at the College of...

  • Barbara Sprunt is a producer on NPR's Washington desk, where she helps produce the NPR Politics Podcast. Previously, she was an executive assistant to the Senior Vice President for News. She also interned at NPR's Weekend All...

  • Barry Gordemer is an award-winning writer and producer and director for NPR's Morning Edition. He's helped produce and direct NPR coverage of two Persian Gulf wars, five presidential elections, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and...

  • Becky Harlan is a video producer at NPR. In this role, she makes videos for things like "Maddie About Science"; explainers covering everything from the impact of green roofs in New York...

  • Ben Philpott covers politics and policy for KUT 90.5 FM. He has been covering state politics and dozens of other topics for the station since 2002. He's been recognized for outstanding radio journalism by the Radio and Television News Directors...

  • Bente Birkeland has been reporting on state legislative issues for KUNC and Rocky Mountain Community Radio since 2006. Originally, from Minnesota, Bente likes to hike and ski in her spare time. She keeps track of state...

  • Bill Chappell is a writer and producer on the Newsdesk, in the heart of NPR's newsroom in Washington, D.C.

    Chappell's work at NPR has ranged from being the site's first full-time...

  • Bill Zeeble has been a full-time reporter at KERA since 1992, covering everything from medicine to the Mavericks and education to environmental issues. Heâââ

  • In 1988, a determined Bob Boilen started showing up on NPR's doorstep every day, looking for a way to contribute his skills in music and broadcasting to the network. His persistence paid off, and within a few weeks he was hired, on a temporary...

  • Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career, "hired to write for every small paper in Washington, D.C., just as it was about to fold," saw that jink broken in 1984, when he came to NPR.

    For more...

  • Brad Turner is a digital editor at Colorado Public Radio. He hosts Centennial Sounds, a podcast about contemporary classical music featuring exclusive performances and...

  • Brakkton Booker is a producer/reporter for NPR's political unit. He has spent most of the 2016 presidential cycle covering the race for the GOP nomination.

    When he's not on the campaign trail, Booker produces pieces from the White House,...

  • Brandon Carter is a social media production assistant on NPR's Washington Desk.

    Prior to joining NPR, he was a social media curator at The Hill and was previously an intern on NPR's social media desk during the 2016 presidential election...

  • Brett Neely is an editor with NPR's Washington Desk, where he edits coverage of Congress, elections, campaign finance, government ethics and voting.

    Neely came to NPR in 2015 and worked closely with a team of member station reporters...

  • NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk.

    In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies, including transportation and homeland security.

    With more than 30 years of experience at NPR, Naylor has...

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