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
5:11 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

NYPD Commissioner Is A Man Caught In The Middle

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 6:17 pm

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Around the Nation
5:08 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

De Blasio And NYPD Commisioner Tout Lower Crime, Amid Tensions

Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 6:31 pm

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Law
8:08 am
Sun January 4, 2015

New York Prepares For Slain Officer's Funeral

Originally published on Sun January 4, 2015 12:20 pm

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Shots - Health News
3:49 am
Thu January 1, 2015

Ebola Aid Workers Still Avoiding New York And New Jersey

Last fall's state-ordered quarantine of nurse Kaci Hickox (shown here with her boyfriend, Theodore Michael Wilbur, in late October) started at the airport in Newark, N.J., then followed her home to Fort Kent, Maine. Hickox treated Ebola patients in Africa but never had the illness.
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Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 10:40 am

Sara Back, a nurse practitioner at a public hospital in the Bronx, is not the kind of person to turn down a tough assignment. This month she's heading to Sierra Leone to work a short stint caring for Ebola patients.

"I am beyond ready," she says.

Back is passionate about treating patients suffering from the deadly disease. But she's not so keen on the mandatory 21-day quarantine she faces when she gets home.

"It's definitely a pain in the tush," she says. "I mean, jokingly, my colleagues say, 'Well, we'll see you in, like ... June.' "

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Around the Nation
4:13 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

De Blasio Struggles To Rebuild Trust With NYPD Rank And File

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 6:35 pm

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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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