Michele Kelemen

A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers 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.

In her latest beat, Kelemen has been traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton before him, tracking the Obama administration's broad foreign policy agenda from Asia to the Middle East. She also followed President Bush's Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell and 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.

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World
4:55 am
Thu September 25, 2014

U.N. Security Council Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 11:26 am

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Middle East
3:27 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Syria's Civil War Complicates Plan To Combat Islamic State

Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 5:14 pm

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And we begin this hour at the United Nations where today the U.S. airstrikes in Syria are topping a crowded agenda. President Obama appealed for help in the fight against the militant group calling itself the Islamic State.

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Middle East
3:24 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Abbas Looks To Students In Palestinian Statehood Campaign

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 4:20 pm

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World
5:39 am
Tue September 23, 2014

As U.N. Leaders Prepare To Meet, Many Issues Vie For Attention

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 12:20 pm

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The United States says its airstrikes overnight were conducted against ISIS, which is not a recognized state.

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But the strikes against the ISIS capital Raqqa were within a recognized state - Syria.

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Middle East
6:50 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Kerry Briefs Skeptic Senators On Coalition Plans Against ISIS

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Africa
3:14 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Report: Violence Against Children Runs Rampant In Nigeria's Northeast

Originally published on Thu September 4, 2014 5:51 pm

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Europe
3:20 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 3:36 pm

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Europe
6:50 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Ukraine Crisis Casts Long Shadow Over NATO Summit

Originally published on Sun August 31, 2014 12:31 pm

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Europe
3:27 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Momentum Gathers For The West's Response To Russia

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 6:28 pm

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Europe
4:02 am
Thu August 28, 2014

U.S., Russians Try Track Two Diplomacy As Relations Hit A New Low

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 9:05 am

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