Ayesha Rascoe Biography

Ayesha Rascoe is an accomplished American journalist, currently serving as a White House reporter for NPR. With a background in covering news from the White House for Reuters, she has witnessed and reported on significant events during the Obama and Trump administrations. In addition to her work as a journalist, Rascoe is a talented freelance writer and has aspirations of launching her own magazine, specifically targeting young African-American women. Known for her articulate and insightful perspectives, she has participated in numerous debates on national and international issues. Rascoe’s success and popularity in the media industry have made her an inspiration for black women aspiring to pursue their dreams. As a former student of Howard University, she is deeply passionate about racial and feminist issues. Outside of her professional life, Rascoe is a devoted fan of Beyoncé, enjoying her music and attending her concerts. She actively engages with her audience on Twitter, where she has amassed a substantial following.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 37 Years
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Patrick Maurice Trice
    • Father: Robert Rascoe
    • Mother: Phyllis Thorpe Jones
  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Occupation: Journalist
  • U.S. State: North Carolina
  • Education: Howard University


Upon graduation, Ayesha Rascoe joined the team of Reuters Professional News as an energy reporter, covering news on energy and environmental policy. In this capacity, she reported on the disastrous BP oil spill in 2010. She also wrote articles on environmental law and energy-related issues. Rascoe spent about a year covering legal concerns and court cases in energy-related fields.

During her time at Reuters, she was also an intern in New York and Washington and chronicled the then-President Obama’s concluding year in office and the commencement of the Trump administration.

In January 2016, Rascoe started working as the White House correspondent for Reuters. In June 2017, she appeared on C-Span.org TV network along with Paul Singer to discuss Donald Trump’s reaction to the London Bridge terrorist attacks. In April 2018, the journalist became the White House reporter for NPR.

Ayesha Rascoe is also recognized for publishing several high profile environmental stories for ‘The Wire.’ In addition, she has written articles for a wide array of prominent magazines and publications, including ‘The Independent,’ ‘Huffington Post,’ and ‘POLITICO,’ to name a few.

Family & Personal Life

Ayesha Rascoe was born in 1986 to Robert Rascoe and Phyllis Thorpe Jones. As a young girl, she discovered her passion for writing after reading hip hop magazines. She realized that she was interested in journalism after taking an aptitude test in her high school. She attended Howard University and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in print journalism. She chose the institution for racial reasons as well as for its reputation. During her time there, she served as an editor of her college magazine named ‘Hilltop.’

In 2005, Rascoe was one of the thirty students to be selected for admission at the New York Times Student Journalism Institute. She has attended the ‘Law for Journalists’ seminar at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Coming to her love life, she got married to Patrick Maurice Trice, a former student of University of Maryland, on June 15, 2012, at The Villa in Beltsville, Maryland. The couple has two kids.

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