Jennifer Ludden, the energy and natural environment editor at NPR, is shifting beats and will now address financial inequality.
Ludden has been enhancing power and atmosphere stories that track the change to clean electrical power, state and federal policy moves, and how persons and communities are coping with the mounting impacts of weather modify.
Formerly, Ludden was an NPR correspondent masking household lifetime and social problems, together with the altering economics of marriage, the modifying part of dads, and the moral troubles of reproductive technologies. She’s also lined immigration and nationwide security.
Ludden started reporting with NPR while based overseas in West Africa, Europe and the Middle East. She shared in two awards (Overseas Press Club and Culture of Expert Journalists) for NPR’s coverage of the Kosovo war in 1999, and received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for her coverage of the overthrow of Mobutu Sese Seko in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When not navigating war zones, Ludden noted on cultural traits, which includes the dying tradition of storytellers in Syria, the emergence of Persian pop new music in Iran, and the increase of a new form of urban polygamy in Africa.
Ludden has also reported from Canada and at community radio stations in Boston and Maine.
She’s a graduate of Syracuse College with degrees in television, radio, and movie manufacturing and in English.