Doby Photography/NPR
Brian Naylor 2010
Doby Photography/NPR

Brian Naylor

Correspondent, Washington Desk

NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk.

In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies, including transportation and homeland security.

With more than 30 years of experience at NPR, Naylor has served as National Desk correspondent, White House correspondent, congressional correspondent, foreign correspondent and newscaster during All Things Considered. He has filled in as host on many NPR programs, including Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and Talk of the Nation.

During his NPR career, Naylor has covered many of the major world events, including political conventions, the Olympics, the White House, Congress and the mid-Atlantic region. Naylor reported from Tokyo in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, from New Orleans following the BP oil spill, and from West Virginia after the deadly explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine.

While covering the U.S. Congress in the mid-1990s, Naylor's reporting contributed to NPR's 1996 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism award for political reporting.

Before coming to NPR in 1982, Naylor worked at NPR Member Station WOSU in Columbus, Ohio, and at a commercial radio station in Maine.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maine.

[+] read more[-] less

Republicans Raise Concerns About Uptick In Midnight Regulations

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/504590408/504590409" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President-elect Donald Trump has spoken with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, pictured earlier this year, a conversation that may irritate the Chinese government. Chiang Ying-ying/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Chiang Ying-ying/AP

Former Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, now President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Defense Department, at a 2011 congressional hearing. Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images

President-elect Donald Trump greets attendees after speaking during an event at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis on Thursday. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Oliver Potts, the director of the Office of the Federal Register, oversees the Electoral College. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Brian Naylor/NPR

Trump's Election Calls Attention To Electoral College And Small Federal Agency

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/503760542/503766931" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Undoing federal regulations is neither quick nor simple. Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Vowing To Roll Back Regulations, Trump Faces Uphill Task

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/503127009/503163190" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Trump Team To Discover Rolling Back Regulations Isn't Easy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/503108918/503108919" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (from left), retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, David R. Malpass and former Attorney General Edwin Meese are serving as key members of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. L: Michael Conroy/AP, Carolyn Kaster/AP, Mario Tama/Getty Images, Michael Stewart/WireImage hide caption

toggle caption
L: Michael Conroy/AP, Carolyn Kaster/AP, Mario Tama/Getty Images, Michael Stewart/WireImage

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus after the presidential debate at Hofstra University in September. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Who Is Reince Priebus, Trump's Newly Named Chief Of Staff?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/501984948/502051031" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript