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Carla Babb

Voice of America


Last updated: Apr 18, 2022

Carla Babb is the Pentagon Correspondent for Voice of America (VOA). Over the last few months, Carla has interviewed US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and three of the military’s six geographic combatant commanders, making international headlines from The Washington Post to Newsweek and Fox to NBC. She has reported daily from the Pentagon, traveled to war zones with Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretaries of Defense, and covered all aspects of the military and national security. Carla has broken several significant stories throughout her career. She was first to report the attack on US troops at Al Asad Air Base in 2020 and the first reporter to ever embed with US troops on a counter-poaching mission in 2019. Carla graduated valedictorian from North Carolina State University, where she was Senior Class President, NC State Outstanding Woman of the Year and a member of the Track & Field team. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship from the Department of Education to study in Jordan and a national Public Service Emmy as part of a team of citizen journalists covering the 2008 presidential election on a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant.

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