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Carrie Johnson is an award-winning justice correspondent for NPR. She’s chronicled struggles between police and minority communities; challenges to the landmark voting rights law; and the Obama administration's deadly drone program for suspected terrorists overseas.
Johnson previously worked at the Washington Post, where she closely observed the FBI, the Justice Department and criminal trials of the former leaders of Enron, HealthSouth and Tyco. Earlier in her career, she wrote about courts for the weekly publication Legal Times.
Her work has been honored with awards from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, the Society for Professional Journalists and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has been a finalist for the Loeb award for financial journalism and for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for team coverage of the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas. Johnson regularly moderates or appears on legal panels, and she’s talked about her work on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS and other outlets.
Johnson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Benedictine University in Illinois.