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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.

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other law enforcement officials taking part in security preparations for Inauguration Day hold a briefing on Friday. Authorities have planned for many contingencies, Johnson says. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Security Will Be Massive At Trump's Inauguration

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Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly Faces Senate For DHS Confirmation Hearing

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Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is sworn in before his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to run the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Speaking to reporters after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says all Cabinet nominees will be properly vetted, despite concerns voiced by Democrats and the Office of Government Ethics. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Democrats Question Vetting Of Cabinet Picks With Slew Of Hearings

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President-elect Donald Trump talks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., last month. He met Friday with top U.S. intelligence officials about Russian interference in the election. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (center) talks with National Security Agency and Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael Rogers prior to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but House Republicans have not settled on a plan to replace it. Instead, Ryan said, his members have many "ideas." J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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