Sasha Ingber is a reporter on NPR's breaking news desk, where she covers national and international affairs of the day.
She got her start at NPR as a regular contributor to Goats and Soda, reporting on terrorist attacks of aid organizations in Afghanistan, the man-made cholera epidemic in Yemen, poverty in the United States, and other human rights and global health stories.
Before joining NPR, she contributed numerous news articles and short-form, digital documentaries to National Geographic, covering an array of topics that included the controversy over undocumented children in the United States, ISIS' genocide of minorities in Iraq, wildlife trafficking, climate change, and the spatial memory of slime.
She was the editor of a U.S. Department of State team that monitored and debunked Russian disinformation following the annexation of Crimea in 2014. She was also the associate editor of a Smithsonian culture magazine, Journeys.
In 2016, she co-founded Music in Exile, a nonprofit organization that documents the songs and stories of people who have been displaced by war, oppression, and regional instability. Starting in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, she interviewed, photographed, and recorded refugees who fled war-torn Syria and religious minorities who were internally displaced in Iraq. The work has led Sasha to appear live on-air for radio stations as well as on pre-recorded broadcasts, including PRI's The World.
As a multimedia journalist, her articles and photographs have appeared in additional publications including The Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The Atlantic,and The Willamette Week.
Before starting a career in journalism, she investigated the international tiger trade for The World Bank's Global Tiger Initiative, researched healthcare fraud for the National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association, and taught dance at a high school in Washington, D.C.
A Pulitzer Center grantee, she holds a master's degree in nonfiction writing from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in film, television, and radio from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, says the new rule, which can deny green cards to immigrants who use government benefits, is part of Trump "keeping his promises."
World AffairsNearly 300 people were killed in blasts at three churches and three hotels. No one claimed responsibility, but the nation's defense minister says the attacks were the work of religious extremists.
"I do not believe that I am either of the people in the photo," Gov. Northam said of the image, which shows two individuals, one dressed in blackface, and another as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
While politicians praised his service to the country, former President George W. Bush called him "the best dad a son or daughter could ask for."
Tesla says it handed over documents after CEO Elon Musk announced he would take Tesla private. Investigators might scrutinize the company's accounting practices and whether investors were misled.
Florence is now a tropical depression, but major flooding will continue, the National Weather Service says. At least 14 people have died in the storm and its aftermath. That number's expected to rise.
Six phony websites were created by hackers linked with Russian intelligence and blamed for 2016 election interference, the company says. They allegedly targeted the Senate and two think tanks.
World AffairsA former member of an elite Thai navy unit died while returning from placing oxygen canisters in the cave where 12 boys and their coach have been trapped.