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Emily Harris

Emily Harris

Senior Reporter and Producer

Biography

Emily Harris is a reporter and producer for Reveal. She previously served as an NPR international correspondent, based first in Berlin and later in Jerusalem. Her 2016 series on Israelis and Palestinians changing their minds about some aspect of their conflict won the Overseas Press Club’s Lowell Thomas Award, and her 2014 coverage of Gaza was honored with an Overseas Press Club citation. She also was part of the NPR team that won a 2004 Peabody Award for coverage in Iraq. Harris lived in and reported from Russia during the upheaval of the 1990s. In the U.S., she covered a range of beats for NPR’s Washington desk and reported jointly for NPR and PBS’ “Now” with Bill Moyers. Harris helped start and host “Think Out Loud,” a daily public affairs talk show on Oregon Public Broadcasting. She worked to evaluate and share new financial models for journalism as editorial director of the Journalism Accelerator startup. She’s drafted a screenplay about relationships born in war and collects audio stories of awful and mind-changing moments in people’s lives. Harris is based in Portland, Oregon.

Articles

The Cost of Choice

The cost of school choice

Dominique Martin was thrilled to get a state-funded voucher to send her daughter to private school. We go to Louisiana to investigate the cost of school choice.

Aug 17, 2019
Sports

Lasting impact

In Oregon, the concussion protocols that were supposed to keep high school athletes safe end up falling short for a star quarterback.

Jul 27, 2019
Guns

Hate in the homeland

This episode surveys the state of the hate movement in America, focusing on how hate groups are spreading their message and winning converts.

Jun 8, 2019
Immigration

Trans national migration

We meet an immigration judge who rejected nearly every asylum case that came before her, then follow a transgender woman as she tries to claim asylum.

Apr 6, 2019
Sports

Lasting impact

In Oregon, the concussion protocols that were supposed to keep high school athletes safe end up falling short for a star quarterback.

Feb 9, 2019