John Poole is a senior visuals editor at NPR. He loves working with talented people and teams to create compelling stories that resonate with the 40 million people who visit NPR's digital platforms each month.
Poole has spent over 20 years working at the forefront of digital and visual media. At NPR, he co-produced "Project Song," a video series that won NPR's first-ever Emmy Award. He shared a Peabody Award for team coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2015 as well as a World Press Photo award for "Life After Death," a view of the crisis from the perspective of a remote Liberian town.
Before coming to NPR, he was part of a small team of journalists at The Washington Post that developed a style of short-form, documentary video that received national and international acclaim. His work has been recognized by The National Journal, International Documentary Magazine, The American Film Institute, the National Press Photographers Association, and the White House News Photographers Association.
He holds a B.A. from Vassar College and lives with his family in Washington, DC.
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