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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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Radical Islam Or Radical Islamism? It Depends Whom You Ask

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Bernie Sanders Statement at the White House

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One Year After OPM Data Breach, What Has The Government Learned?

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U.S. Intelligence Chief Warns Hackers May Be Spying On Presidential Candidates

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TSA Hopes To Speed Up Screening Lines This Summer, Administrator Tells Congress

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TSA Union Calls For More Screeners To Alleviate Long Security Lines

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After A Season Of Long Lines, Homeland Security Secretary Says He Feels Your Pain

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