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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

COVID-19

Divided states of the pandemic

The federal government’s failure to manage the pandemic shifted the burden to local officials. We look at state responses in California and Florida.

Jun 13, 2020
COVID-19

The cost of COVID-19

Can the biggest U.S. stimulus stave off home foreclosures, save businesses and prevent the worst economic crash since the Great Depression?

Apr 18, 2020
COVID-19

Detained and exposed

Social distancing and hand-washing are meant to keep us safe from the coronavirus. But in immigrant detention centers, those measures are impossible.

Apr 11, 2020
COVID-19

Containing the coronavirus

How the coronavirus came to California and whether the response could have been better. Plus, a forgotten lynching in Atlanta raises new questions.

Mar 14, 2020
Kids on the Line

Six years separated

A 10-year-old girl is separated from her family at the border and enters U.S. custody. Now she’s 17 and still in a shelter. Her family can’t find her.

Feb 15, 2020

The honor walk

A new ritual at hospitals is bringing solace to the families of organ donors by paying tribute to the gift of life that’s being passed on.

Feb 12, 2020
Accountability

Lost in transplantation

Getting organs to patients waiting for a transplant is a matter of life and death. Yet transportation errors are putting patients in danger.

Feb 8, 2020