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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4:14 am
Tue February 3, 2015

White House Urged To Re-Think Its Approach On Ukraine

Originally published on Tue February 3, 2015 11:27 am

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Latin America
4:58 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Senators Work To Open Up Travel For Americans To Cuba

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 6:39 pm

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Africa
7:14 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Kerry Urges Nigeria To Hold Credible Elections In Face Of Violence

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 12:03 pm

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Politics
3:24 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Netanyahu Accepts Republican Invitation To Address Congress

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:20 pm

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Latin America
4:05 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Thaw Begins On U.S.-Cuba Relationship Frozen In Time

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 10:25 am

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