Lakshmi Singh
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Lakshmi Singh

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Lakshmi Singh is midday newscaster for NPR. She joined NPR's award-winning Newscast Unit in 2000.

Singh's experience extends beyond the studio booth to domestic and international field reporting. From comprehensive coverage of the infamous sniper shootings in the Washington, DC, area to in-depth feature reporting on immigration from both sides of the border, Singh's stories reflect the magic of radio. In her pieces, Singh tries to get the right mix of rich sound and descriptive narrative to transport listeners to a place hidden deep in one's imagination. That was never more challenging for Singh than during her time in Haiti as a documentary producer for Soundprint. She uncovered compelling stories of women struggling to live with HIV/AIDS while their politically embattled government in Haiti was on the verge of collapse.

As a regular contributor to NPR's Latino USA, Singh is passionate about issues that affect Hispanics today. The diversity questions Singh has faced due to her biracial background (Singh's mother is Puerto Rican, her father is from Trinidad) have led her to take unconventional approaches to many stories.

Before coming to NPR, Singh was a budding reporter at WAER in Syracuse and later a local host and reporter at NPR member stations KPBX in Spokane, WMFE in Orlando, and WAMU in Washington. Singh has also contributed to PRI, Voice of America, and Gannett News Service.

Lakshmi Singh graduated from Syracuse University in 1994, with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and Latin American studies.

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'Eyes On The Prize' Producer On Making A Civil Rights Documentary Before Its Time

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The Military Strategy Behind Bolstering U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces To Fight ISIS

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'Cries From Syria' Documentary Lays Bare The Conflict's Gruesome Realities

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Dutch Voters Divided As Election Signals Another Test For Anti-Immigrant Populism

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Illinois Congressman On Why He Supports The Republican Health Care Plan

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American Medical Association Calls Republican Health Care Plan 'Critically Flawed'

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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Fired After Refusing To Resign

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Somalia Elects Popular And Least Corrupt Candidate As President

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Ajit Pai Starts To Roll Back Latest Internet Regulations From Obama's Team

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ICE Says Recent Immigration Raids Are Business As Usual

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Oliveros created the music theory known as "deep listening." "I found myself listening to long sounds and becoming more interested in what the sound did themselves than what I would do with them," she says. Vinciane Verguethen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Remembering Pauline Oliveros, Composer Known For 'Deep Listening'

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As Italy Weighs National Referendum, Get Ready To Hear The Word 'Italexit'

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Clinton Campaign To Participate In Recount, Skeptical Results Will Change

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Perry the turkey presides over Thanksgiving dinner. Lakshmi Singh/NPR hide caption

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At This Vegan Thanksgiving Feast, They're Happy To Save Some Turkey

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