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.