Joel Rose

Joel Rose is a National Desk reporter based at NPR's New York Bureau.

Since joining NPR in 2011, Rose has covered the political, economic, and cultural life of the nation's biggest city. He's reported on the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the fall of the compact disc, and the fast-changing fortunes of New York's elected officials. He's also contributed to NPR's coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, and the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal in Pennsylvania.

When pressing news doesn't keep him busy, Rose likes to report on the collision of the Internet and the entertainment industries, and to profile obscure musicians who should be more famous.

Rose has held a long list of jobs in public radio. Before coming to NPR, he spent ten years in Philadelphia, six of them as a reporter at NPR Member Station WHYY. He's also worked as a producer at KQED in San Francisco and American Routes in New Orleans. His writing has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, GOOD Magazine, and the Philadelphia Independent.

His radio reporting has won numerous awards, including a Golden Reel from the National Association of Community Broadcasters for his story about the unlikely comeback of soul singer Howard Tate.

Rose has a bachelor's degree in history and music from Brown University, where he got his start in radio as an overnight jazz DJ at the college station.

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Around the Nation
4:21 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Despite De Blasio's Appeal, Protesters March In New York

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:26 pm

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Around the Nation
4:23 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Mayor De Blasio Takes Heat As City Mourns Slain Police Officers

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 8:53 pm

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Law
4:53 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Justice Department Sues Over Conditions At Rikers Island Jail

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 6:32 pm

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Politics
4:58 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Republicans Call Ongoing 'Bridgegate' Investigation A Political Witch-Hunt

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 10:49 am

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Around the Nation
4:07 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

New York Braces For More Demonstrations Over Eric Garner

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 6:51 pm

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Around the Nation
4:23 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Wildlife Activists Try To Save Staten Island's Wild Turkeys

A group of wild turkeys surrounds Joanna Tierno on Mason Avenue in Staten Island. She loves to see the birds roaming the streets of her neighborhood.
Courtesy of David Karopkin

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 7:12 pm

By one estimate, Americans will eat 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving.

But this story is not about them. It's about a smaller group of turkeys — about 100 who roam the wild streets of New York City. These feral birds live in Staten Island, the least urban of the five boroughs. Local officials have been trying to relocate the birds for years, but their plan has had trouble getting off the ground.

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Around the Nation
5:22 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Wintry Weather Means Slow-Going For Many Holiday Travelers

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 6:39 pm

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Technology
4:37 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Half The Battle Over Net Neutrality Is Defining What It Means

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 10:15 am

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Goats and Soda
5:24 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Aid Groups See A Drop-Off In U.S. Health Volunteers To Fight Ebola

Nurses Bridget Mulrooney and Kelly Suter volunteered to work for the International Medical Corps at an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia. IMC is reporting a drop-off in recruits this fall.
Stuart J. Sia International Medical Corps

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 4:14 pm

The federal agency that oversees many American healthcare workers volunteering in Ebola-stricken regions of West Africa says there's been a significant decline in the number of people who are willing to go. International aid groups attribute that drop to the mandatory quarantine rules implemented by New York and New Jersey last month.

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Technology
4:30 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Asks FCC To Regulate Internet

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 7:08 pm

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