Joanna Kakissis


Joanna Kakissis has reported for NPR from her base in Athens since 2010. Her work has also appeared in Time, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Financial Times Magazine, Businessweek, The Caravan, PRI's The World, Marketplace and other outlets.
She has reported extensively on the human toll of the Eurozone debt crisis, especially in Greece. She's also profiled overworked midwives trying to save mothers and infants in rural Afghanistan and Bangladeshi farmers displaced by climate change searching for new homes in the slums of the capitol, Dhaka.
She's especially drawn to stories of people adjusting to social, economic and cultural upheaval.