Brett Neely is an editor with NPR's Washington Desk, where he works closely with NPR Member station reporters on political coverage and edits stories about election security and voting rights.
Before coming to NPR in 2015, Neely was a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio based in Washington, where he covered Congress and the federal government for one of public radio's largest newsrooms. Between 2007 and 2009, he was based in Berlin, where he worked as a freelance reporter for multiple outlets. He got his start in journalism as a producer for the public radio show Marketplace.
Neely graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He also has a master's degree in international relations from the University of Chicago. He is a fluent German speaker.
After an election that saw record voter turnout, some GOP state lawmakers are proposing a wave of new voting laws that would effectively make it more difficult to vote in future elections.
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President Obama nominated George Tsunis to the post of ambassador to Norway. But after a cringeworthy confirmation hearing, Norwegian-Americans are aiming to block him as unqualified for the post.