Dina Temple-Raston

As part of the National Public Radio’s (NPR) national security team, Dina Temple-Raston reports on counterterrorism at home and abroad for NPR News. She joined NPR in March 2007. Recently, she was chosen for a Neiman Fellowship at Harvard University. These fellowships are given to mid-career journalists. Temple-Raston is using the 2013-2014 academic year to study the intersection between Big Data and intelligence. Prior to NPR, Temple-Raston was a longtime foreign correspondent for Bloomberg News in Asia. She also served as Bloomberg News‘ White House correspondent during the Clinton administration and covered financial markets and economics for both USA Today and CNNfn. Temple-Raston is an award winning author. Her first book concerning race in America, A Death in Texas: A Story of Race, Murder and a Small Town’s Struggle for Redemption (Henry Holt and Co., 2002), won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and was chosen as one of the Washington Post’s best books of 2002. Her second book on the role Radio Mille Collines played in fomenting the Rwandan genocide was a Foreign Affairs magazine bestseller. Her recent books relate to civil liberties and national security. In Defense of Our America (HarperCollins, 2007) co-authored with Anthony D. Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), looks at civil liberties in post-9/11 America. The Jihad Next Door: The Lackawanna Six and Rough Justice in an Age of Terror (PublicAffairs, 2007) explores the Lackawanna Six (America’s first so-called “sleeper cell”) and the issues that face Muslims in America. Temple-Raston holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and a M.A. from the Columbia University’s School of Journalism. She has an honorary doctorate from Manhattanville College.

Twitter: @NPRDina

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