Fellows & Editors


Kelly McEvers

Fellows Spring 2006
Freelance radio journalist

Kelly McEvers is a freelance correspondent for National Public Radio based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Previously, she was part of an award-winning team that produced the Working series for public radio's business and finance show, \"Marketplace.\" She filed sound-rich profiles of a war fixer in Beirut, a cadaver-handler in Saudi Arabia, a smuggler in Dubai, a sex-worker in Baku, a pirate in the Strait of Malacca, and a marriage broker in Vietnam. Over the last decade, McEvers has reported in Southeast Asia, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. Her radio work has also aired on \"The World,\" \"This American Life,\" \"Weekend America,\" \"On the Media,\" the BBC, and the CBC. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, the New Republic, and Slate. She reviews foreign policy books for the San Francisco Chronicle, and she is the founder of SixBillion.org, an online magazine of narrative journalism. McEvers began her career at the Chicago Tribune.

Click here for the podcast \"Audiojournal: A Collection of Work by Kelly McEvers.\"


  • Dagestan report

    A typical view in Dagestan, which is situated along the grand Caucasus mountains. The region known as the Caucasus is an isthmus that stretches from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea,...

  • Oil money divides a village

    October 19, 2006 Oil giant BP recently opened a new pipeline from Azerbaijan to Turkey. Some residents of one Azeri village received hundreds of thousands of dollars to compensate for lost land, but is...

  • Azerbaijan Oil Report

    The origin of a US-backed oil pipeline from Azerbaijan to Turkey that began production in July 2006. Reporter Kelly McEvers and BP site manager Craig Hutto. BP operates Azerbaijan's main oil and gas...

  • Enemy at the gates

    This will only take five minutes. We just have a few more questions. You haven't done anything wrong. We're doing this to protect you. That's what they told me, every hour, for...

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