Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
As Diplomatic Correspondent, Kelemen has traveled with Secretaries of State from Colin Powell to Mike Pompeo and everyone in between. She reports on the Trump administration's "America First" foreign policy and before that the Obama and Bush administration's diplomatic agendas. She was part of the NPR team that won the 2007 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of the war in Iraq.
As NPR's Moscow bureau chief, Kelemen chronicled the end of the Yeltsin era and Vladimir Putin's consolidation of power. She recounted the terrible toll of the latest war in Chechnya, while also reporting on a lighter side of Russia, with stories about modern day Russian literature and sports.
Kelemen came to NPR in September 1998, after eight years working for the Voice of America. There, she learned the ropes as a news writer, newscaster and show host.
Michele earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Russian and East European Affairs and International Economics.
- Diplomacy Centers On Reviving Iran Nuclear Deal, U.S. Prisoner Releases
- U.S. Diplomats To Come Home From Afghanistan To Prepare For A Troop Withdrawal
- State Department Orders Departure Of Nonessential Personnel From Kabul Embassy
- Biden Called On To Recognize As Genocide Armenian Deaths A Century Ago
- Multilateralism Is Back In Fashion At The White House
- Indirect Talks Between The U.S. And Iran Begin To Revive 2015 Nuclear Deal
- European Mediators Aim To Get The U.S. And Iran To Re-Enter The 2015 Nuclear Deal
- Human Rights Advocacy Is Changing Tones Under The Biden Administration
- Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Spoke Of Repairing Alliances In First Major Speech
- The U.S. And Iran Are Stalled On Who Takes First Steps To Revive Nuclear Negotiations
- Quad Leaders Announce Effort To Get 1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines To Asia
- U.S. Offers Protected Status For People From Myanmar As Coup Leaders Crack Down