Jason DeRose is Western Bureau Chief & Senior Editor for NPR News. He oversees news coverage from reporters and freelancers in the 13 Western states, where nearly one-third of NPR’s listeners live. These pieces air nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Before his current position, Jason was a business and economics editor at NPR News, and earlier edited the mid-day news magazine Day to Day. Prior to joining NPR, he was an editor, host, reporter and producer at member stations in Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and Tampa. He has taught journalism ethics, radio reporting, documentary production, multimedia storytelling, and religion reporting at DePaul University in Chicago and at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. DeRose graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, with majors in religion and English. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School and studied at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.