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Carrie Johnson is a Justice Correspondent for the Washington Desk.
She covers a wide variety of stories about justice issues, law enforcement and legal affairs for NPR's flagship programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the Newscasts and NPR.org.
While in this role, Johnson has chronicled major challenges to the landmark voting rights law, a botched law enforcement operation targeting gun traffickers along the Southwest border, and the Obama administration's deadly drone program for suspected terrorists overseas.
Prior to coming to NPR in 2010, Johnson worked at the Washington Post for 10 years, where she closely observed the FBI, the Justice Department and criminal trials of the former leaders of Enron, HealthSouth and Tyco. Earlier in her career, she wrote about courts for the weekly publication Legal Times.
Outside of her role at NPR, Johnson regularly moderates or appears on legal panels for the American Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and others. She's talked about her work on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, and other outlets.
Her work has been honored with awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has been a finalist for the Loeb award for financial journalism and for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for team coverage of the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas.
Johnson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Benedictine University in Illinois.
Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. In addition to his science reporting, Palca occasionally fills in as guest host on Talk of the Nation Science Friday.
Palca began his journalism career in television in 1982, working as a health producer for the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC. In 1986, he left television for a seven-year stint as a print journalist, first as the Washington news editor for Nature, and then as a senior correspondent for Science Magazine.
In October 2009, Palca took a six-month leave from NPR to become science writer in residence at the Huntington Library and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
Palca has won numerous awards, including the National Academies Communications Award, the Science-in-Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers, the American Chemical Society James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Prize, and the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Writing.
With Flora Lichtman, Palca is the co-author of Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us (Wiley, 2011).
He comes to journalism from a science background, having received a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz where he worked on human sleep physiology.
Palca lives in Washington, D.C, with his wife and two sons.
Robert Lyle is a veteran international financial journalist who, until the global economic crisis, divided his time between Florida and Cornwall in Great Britain. For more than 25 years, he was the Washington-based senior economics correspondent for the RFE/RL radio networks in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He was also a regular contributor to the BBC and other international radio networks from bases in Detroit, New York, Washington, D.C., London, Aix-en-Provence, France, and Munich, Germany. As a break from financial reporting, he has written about food and beer for the Los Angeles Times and One-and-Ale, a Cornish brewing magazine. He has written travel stories for National Geographic Traveler and Washington Flyer magazines. Since moving to South Florida, he has produced stories for WLRN's Under the Sun program and done daily news coverage for WLRN-Miami Herald News. He also occasionally appears as an extra or in minor roles in films.
Patricia Sagastume’s journalism career spans over two decades in broadcast television, radio and print. Whether she is producing a feature about the lobstering industry or investigating a story behind the scenes of a two-year copper mining strike, her stories unravel a drama that makes you care. Her credits range from being a producer for a PBS health series to reporting for television magazine programs across the country. Patricia's talent as a series producer was evident in the award-winning children's program she created. Later she developed a science and technology series for a PBS broadcast station in Tampa. In the Southwest she contributed border-themed stories to a syndicated PBS regional radio program. Her on-camera work landed her stints as a co-anchor and host of news and entertainment shows across the country. Currently, she specializes in environmental stories for radio, print and other projects. In 2012, she was a journalism fellow for the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science. Ms. Sagastume is scuba certified, which comes in handy to explore coral reefs.
Robert Samuels likes reporting mostly because the job scares his mother. On assignments, he has been punched in the face (twice) and mooned by a convicted sex offender. He’s been attacked by a (standard) poodle and chased by a cow. He’s brought muscular men to tears and brought elderly women to furor. Now, he writes about the curious corners of the Washington region for The Washington Post, where he’s worked since 2011. Samuels won regional and state awards covering life and politics in South Florida over his five years at The Miami Herald and had also previously worked at at foxnews.com, The Roanoke Times, the St. Petersburg Times, the Detroit Free Press. His first Under the Sun piece was the harrowing tale for a family’s search for a grave that was lost amidst the changing face of Miami. He co-reported a story with Kenny Malone about the agricultural program at William Turner Technical High School, which is where the cow chased him.
Before covering the environment and Hispanic affairs for WLRN Miami Herald News, Marina was a Metcalf Environmental Reporting Fellow at The World, a co-production of WGBH in Boston, PRI, and the BBC.
Marina has reported from Venezuela, Mexico City and Coney Island. The Associated Press named her "Rookie Reporter of the Year" for 2008 in North Carolina and awarded her reporting "Best Use of Sound”. Marina got her start in radio at NPR’s Science Desk, where she worked on the award-winning series Climate Connections.
A 2007 graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Marina received a B.S. in neuroscience, with minors in environmental chemistry and sociology of healthcare. She considers herself lucky to be one of the few people on UCSD's snowboarding team to never have suffered a concussion.
Tristram Korten covers crime, conflict and the environment throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and U.S. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Fast Company, Details, Salon.com, Macleans, Miami Herald, as well as on South Florida's public radio station WLRN. Korten has won numerous awards, most recently a National Headliner "Best of Show" for a radio piece on rising international fugitive rates and the difficulty extraditing them. He is a contributing editor at the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and is currently a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan.
Nancy Ancrum has combined her love of food and her cultural curiosity with a 30-year journalism career. In other words, she is nosy -- and likes to eat. Her radio pieces look for food in unusual places -- the NBA championships, for instance -- and reveal what place food has in people's lives besides at the end of a fork. She writes for food section of the Miami Herald, where she also is a member of the editorial board. She covers municipal governments, education and social services. Nancy wrote The Cultural Kitchen column for many years and is a member of Slow Food International. All of this is in keeping with her longstanding philosophy: The more we know about the foods we eat, the more we know about ourselves and each other. And though Nancy is passionate about flavors from around the world, she'd walk to the ends of the earth for a bowl of good shrimp and grits.
Kenny Malone hails from Meadville, PA where the zipper was invented, where Clark Gable’s mother is buried and where, in 2007, a wrecking ball broke free from a construction site, rolled down North Main Street and somehow wound up inside the trunk of a Ford Taurus sitting at a red light.
Malone graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH as a mathematics major and economics minor. He took an un-ironic oath to use mathematics for good not evil. Per that oath, Malone has taken on a wide array of non-evil numbers-based reporting endeavors -- everything from proving the existence of a home-field heat advantage for the Miami Dolphins to explaining South Florida’s economy in terms of automobiles on I-95 to exposing the extraordinary toll the densest cluster of assisted living facilities in the state had on both local authorities and the residents of those facilities in Lauderhill, FL.
Malone’s work has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition as well as APM’s Marketplace and The Story. Malone was given the Florida AP Broadcasters Award for Individual Achievement in 2012. His work has won national and regional awards for religion, financial, crime and investigative reporting as well as two Best in Show Green Eyeshade Awards, several Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and the Scripps Howard Award for In-Depth Radio Reporting.
Malone lives in Miami Beach with his scruffy dog, Sir Xavier Charpentier III.