Brad Mielke is an ABC News correspondent based in New York and hosts ABC’s daily news podcast “Start Here,” which takes a straightforward look at the day’s top news in 20 minutes. Brad has interviewed some of the country’s biggest newsmakers including James Comey, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bill Gates, Kathy Griffin and more. Since its launch in March 2018, “Start Here” has posted special episodes on some of the world’s biggest events including the Singapore Summit, the testimony of Brett Kavanaugh & Christine Blasey Ford, the State of the Union and most recently, the Mueller report, with Brad at the center of the podcast’s reporting.
The Senate debates a COVID relief package. Residents of Jackson, Mississippi are still without running water. And a private war within Britain's royal family goes public.
The Biden Administration presses for teachers to get vaccinated immediately. Law enforcement prepares for "serious" threats today against the Capitol. And the US ponders how to respond to a new strike on a military base housing Americans in Iraq.
In a dramatic push forward in his timeline, President Biden says every American who wants to be vaccinated against COVID-19 can do so by the end of May. The Supreme Court considers how far states can roll back early voting. And FBI Director Christopher Wray tells Congress what he knew ahead of the January 6th insurrection.
The Biden Administration begins the process of reunifying hundreds of migrant families separated at the border. Amid rapidly improving vaccination rates, the CDC issues warnings to states who are lifting restrictions. And a new push to unionize in Alabama could reshape Amazon forever.
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Brooklyn, NY, USA
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