Jason DeRose

Jason DeRose (@jasonderose) is the western bureau chief and senior editor for NPR News.

He’s based at NPR West in Culver City, California, and has been with NPR for more than a decade. He brings in stories from the Western U.S. as well as stories about religion, Native Americans, and LGBTQ issues from across the country. Earlier, he was a reporter, host, and senior editor at WBEZ Chicago. He’s also worked at public radio stations in Tampa, Minneapolis, and Seattle.

Little known facts: He was the first person Johanna Zorn hired during the creation of the Third Coast Festival. And he was a nursing home chaplain briefly and unsuccessfully.