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Jeff Dean

Jeff Dean is the 2021 Military Veterans in Journalism intern for NPR reporting for the Business Desk and Newsdesk teams.

Before coming to NPR, Dean was a freelance photographer for the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Agence France Presse and Reuters covering breaking news, sports and politics in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana region.

Previously, Dean worked as an investigative journalist for Tiger Eye, an award-winning investigative group based in Accra, Ghana.

Dean served nine years in the United States Army as a Blackhawk helicopter MEDEVAC crewchief, deploying twice to Baghdad, Iraq. He has also deployed on missions in Eastern Europe and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Dean is a graduate of the University of Oregon's school of journalism and communication, receiving both a bachelor's and a master's degree in journalism.

He currently resides in Northern Kentucky.