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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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The travel ban, which has in the past led to chaos at airports and court cases, is one of the signature initiatives of the Trump administration. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Equifax spent over $1 million last year on lobbying efforts, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

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An official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency talks to people at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center, which has been a shelter for evacuees from Hurricane Harvey, on Sept. 2. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Harvey And Now Irma, Federal Funds And FEMA Are Put To The Test

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Administrator Brock Long of FEMA (center) speaks during a firehouse briefing on Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New, Respected FEMA Chief Faces First Major Challenge With Hurricane Harvey

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Busy Trump Travel Schedule Adds To Secret Service Overtime Costs

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President Trump announces his South Asia strategy, saying that conditions on the ground in Afghanistan, not timetables, will dictate decisions. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Trump and Vice President Pence speak to the press on Thursday at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey before a security briefing. Trump said he would declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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