Wade Goodwyn Wade Goodwyn is a NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.
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Wade Goodwyn
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Wade Goodwyn

Correspondent, National Desk, Dallas

Wade Goodwyn is an NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.

Reporting for NPR since 1991, Goodwyn has covered a wide range of issues, including politics, economics, Texas's vibrant music industry, tornado disasters in Oklahoma, and breaking news. Based out of Dallas, Goodwyn has been placed in the center of coverage on the killing of five police officers in Dallas in 2016, as well as the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, and hurricanes in nearby states.

Even though he is a journalist, Goodwyn really considers himself a storyteller. He grew up in a Southern tradition of telling good stories, and he thinks radio is a perfect medium for it. After college, he first worked as a political organizer in New York, but frequently listening to WNYC led him to wanting a job as an NPR reporter.

Now, listeners recognize Goodwyn's compelling writing just as much as his voice. Goodwyn is known for his deep, "Texas timbre" and colorful, descriptive phrases in the stories he files for NPR.

Goodwyn is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in history. He lives in Dallas with his wife and daughters.

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Houston Mayor Says Parts Of The City Will Have High Water For Weeks

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Remnants Of Harvey Continue To Wreak Havoc In Texas

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Trucks make their way through floodwaters on a road leading to Arkema Inc. in Crosby, Texas, Wednesday. Chemicals at the plant are in danger of exploding because refrigeration is out owing to Hurricane Harvey. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rescue Operations Continue In Houston As Harvey Makes Landfall In Louisiana

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Parts Of Houston Record More Than 3 Feet Of Rain As Harvey Flooding Continues

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Texas' Special Session Ended, But State Lawkmakers Still Want To Discuss Bathroom Bill

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Texas Measure Would Restrict Insurance Coverage For Abortions

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Federal Gerrymandering Case Could Give Dems Congressional Seats — In Texas

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Sen. Ted Cruz at an event for the Federalist Society in November 2016. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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'Shame On Ted': Health Care Protests Greet Ted Cruz In Texas

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Special counsel Robert Mueller, whom the Justice Department appointed to oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia, leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Capitol. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Russia Investigation, Many Texas Republicans Lose Faith In The FBI

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San Antonio Kickstarts Legal Fight Over Sanctuary Cities

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The Dallas Street Choir, whose members are homeless, performs at the Winspear Opera House. The choir has embarked on an East Coast tour that includes a stop at Carnegie Hall. Colleen Kelley/Courtesy of the Dallas Street Choir hide caption

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The Dallas Street Choir Makes Historic Carnegie Hall Debut

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Amid calls to remove a confederate statue, Georgetown, Texas erected a monument to Dan Moody, a lawyer who charged and convicted four members of the local KKK in the 1920s. Wade Goodwyn/NPR hide caption

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Texas Town 'Balances' Confederate Statue With One Of Lawyer Who Fought KKK

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Jeremy Christian (right), seen during a Patriot Prayer, allegedly stabbed three men, two fatally, in Portland earlier this year. During a subsequent courtroom appearance, he exclaimed: "Free speech or die, Portland. You call it terrorism I call it patriotism." John Rudoff/AP hide caption

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