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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Supreme Court Lets Texas Voter ID Law Stand — For Now
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Despite Federal Court Rulings, Texas' Voter ID Laws Remain In Place
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Members of the Turtle Creek Chorale, a Dallas men's choir, perform Tyler's Suite at the Dallas City Performance Hall on March 31, 2016. Michael McGary/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Requiem For A Teen: 'Tyler's Suite' Honors A Life Cut Short
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Hillary Clinton Counts On Texas Ties To Bring In A Super Tuesday Win
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David Daleiden, a defendant in an indictment stemming from a Planned Parenthood video he helped produce, speaks to the media Thursday after appearing in court at the Harris County Courthouse in Houston, Texas. Eric Kayne/Getty Images hide caption

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Fallout From Grand Jury Decision Energizes Abortion Rights Opponents
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Texans Try To Repair Damage Wreaked Upon Family Planning Clinics
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Grand Jury Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists Who Made Undercover Videos
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Grand Jury Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Planned Parenthood Videos
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Foundation In Austin, Texas, Subsidizes Mental Health Care For Musicians
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Ted Cruz's success is rooted in the idea that there's no such thing as too conservative, both inside electoral politics and in governing. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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As His Moderate Rivals Are 'Ripping Each Other Apart,' Ted Cruz Sees An In
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In Conservative Town, Faith-Based Group Tackles Minimum Wage Hike
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Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorado's Coors Events Center on Oct. 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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