Carrie Johnson

Carrie Johnson is a Justice Correspondent for the Washington Desk.

She covers a wide variety of stories about justice issues, law enforcement and legal affairs for NPR's flagship programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the Newscasts and NPR.org.

While in this role, Johnson has chronicled major challenges to the landmark voting rights law, a botched law enforcement operation targeting gun traffickers along the Southwest border, and the Obama administration's deadly drone program for suspected terrorists overseas.

Prior to coming to NPR in 2010, Johnson worked at the Washington Post for 10 years, 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.

Outside of her role at NPR, Johnson regularly moderates or appears on legal panels for the American Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and others. She's talked about her work on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, and other outlets.

Her work has been honored with awards from 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 is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Benedictine University in Illinois.

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4:06am

Fri July 3, 2015
Law

Advocates Call On Washington To Fix The Criminal Justice System Already

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 6:33 am

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3:29pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Politics

Supreme Court Approves Arizona Redistricting Commission

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 5:32 pm

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10:48am

Fri June 26, 2015
Law

Breaking Down A Legal Landmark: The Justices' Opinions In Obergefell V. Hodges

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3:28pm

Wed June 24, 2015
Politics

Federal Employees Criticize Government Response To Massive Data Breach

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 7:01 pm

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1:34pm

Mon June 22, 2015
It's All Politics

Released From Prison, Nuclear Protest Nun Now Likely To Stay Free

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 2:29 pm

A sign warns against trespassing onto the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Sister Megan Rice and two other anti-war protesters cut through three fences and spray-painted slogans on the wall of a weapons-grade uranium facility in 2012.
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Federal prosecutors in Tennessee have notified an 85-year-old nun they will not seek to reinstate her sabotage conviction for breaking into a nuclear facility.

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