Wade Goodwyn
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Wade Goodwyn

Correspondent, National Desk, Dallas

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

Reporting for NPR since 1991, Goodwyn covers a wide range of issues from politics and music to breaking news and crime and punishment. His reports have ranged from weather calamities, religion, and corruption, to immigration, obituaries, business, and high profile court cases. Texas has it all, and Goodwyn has covered it.

Over the last 15 years, Goodwyn has reported on many of the nation's top stories. He's covered the implosion of Enron, the trials of Jeff Skilling and Kenneth Lay, and the prosecution of polygamist Warren Jeffs. Goodwyn's reporting has included the siege of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, and the trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols in Denver. He covered the Olympic Games in Atlanta and the school shootings in Paducah Ky., Jonesboro, Ark., and Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.

Among his most recent work has been the wrongful prosecution and conviction of black and Hispanic citizens in Texas and Louisiana. With American and Southwest Airlines headquartered in his backyard, coverage of the airline industry is also a constant for Goodwyn.

As Texas has moved to the vanguard in national Republican politics, Goodwyn has been at the front line as what happens politically in Texas, which is often a bellwether of the coming national political debate. He has covered the state's politicians dominating the national stage, including George W. Bush, Tom Delay and rising GOP star Texas Governor Rick Perry

Before coming to NPR, Goodwyn was a political consultant in New York City.

Goodwyn graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in history.

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Austin is phasing out and banning short-term rentals, causing some owners to fight back. Other homeowners will be glad to see them go. In East Austin, this type of rental property is mixed in with regular homeowners Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT News hide caption

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In Austin, A Boom In Short-Term Rentals Brings A Backlash

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In this Oct. 10, 2015, photo, Baylor head coach Art Briles watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Big 12 Votes To Withhold Revenue From Baylor Pending Review

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks during a news conference at the Texas Republican Convention on May 13, 2016, in Dallas. There is a "bathroom bill" proposal in the Texas legislature that could require transgender Texans to use the restroom which corresponds to the gender on their birth certificate. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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'Bathroom Bill' Fight Brewing In Texas

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Trump Nominates Rick Perry To Lead Department Of Energy

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Funeral Directors Weigh In On Texas Rule Requiring Burial Of Fetal Remains

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U.S. Immigrant Youths Fear Deportation Under Trump

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Intensive home-visits by physical, occupational and speech therapists have been "a lifesaver," for little Haylee Crouse, her mom Amanda (left) told Shots. Haylee, who is now 2, developed seizures and physical and intellectual disabilities after contracting meningitis when she was 8 days old. Wade Goodwyn/NPR hide caption

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Cuts In Texas Medicaid Hit Rural Kids With Disabilities Especially Hard

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Marcos Spence of Dallas hands out volunteer fliers outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in Austin, Texas, in August. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Why Texas Is Closer To Turning Blue Than It Has Been In Decades

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Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump acknowledge their debate audience Monday night at Hofstra University. Tens of millions more were watching in audiences gathered elsewhere. Joe Raedle/AP hide caption

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'Come From Away' Musical Tells Story Of Resilience After 9/11

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Dallas Police Chief David Brown Announces Retirement

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Judge In Texas Blocks White House Guidance On Transgender Bathroom Use

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Police keep watch during a protest Friday in Dallas. Ron Jenkins/AP hide caption

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Dallas Police Recruitment Call Answered, But Pay Issues Are A Concern

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