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Lulu Garcia-Navarro 2017
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Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday. She is infamous in the IT department of NPR for losing laptops to bullets, hurricanes, and bomb blasts.

Before joining the Sunday morning team, she served an NPR correspondent based in Brazil, Israel, Mexico, and Iraq. She was one of the first reporters to enter Libya after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising began and spent months painting a deep and vivid portrait of a country at war. Often at great personal risk, Garcia-Navarro captured history in the making with stunning insight, courage, and humanity.

For her work covering the Arab Spring, Garcia-Navarro was awarded a 2011 George Foster Peabody Award, a Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club, an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Alliance for Women and the Media's Gracie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. She contributed to NPR News reporting on Iraq, which was recognized with a 2005 Peabody Award and a 2007 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton. She has also won awards for her work on migration in Mexico and the Amazon in Brazil.

Garcia-Navarro got her start in journalism as a freelancer with the BBC World Service and Voice of America. She later became a producer for Associated Press Television News before transitioning to AP Radio. While there, Garcia-Navarro covered post-September 11 events in Afghanistan and developments in Jerusalem. She was posted for the AP to Iraq before the U.S.-led invasion, where she stayed covering the conflict.

Garcia-Navarro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and an Master of Arts degree in journalism from City University in London.

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When The TV Industry Doesn't Reflect Its Audience, Critics Ask The Tough Questions

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VA Critic Florida Rep. Brian Mast Calls For Greater Healthcare Access For Veterans

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Former CIA Lawyer Cautions Return To Torture Techniques He Once Defended

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Sexual Assault Case Weighs On University Of Minnesota Football Team

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New York Congressman Hopes To Use His Immigrant Experience To Influence Lawmakers

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How English Came To Be The Dominant Language In Science Publications

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Dead Pitches: The Curse Of The Christmas Tree Bugs

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'What Doesn't Kill Us' ... Invites Practical Medical Benefits

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President-Elect Donald Trump Will Hold First Press Conference Since Before Election

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Jerusalem Truck Attack Kills At Least 4, Wounds 15

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As Questions Loom, Trump, Congress Gear Up For A Busy Wednesday

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Since Established In The 1950s, Brazilians Say Anti-Racism Laws Aren't Enough

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After Fidel Castro's Death, Cuban Dissidents Continue Fight For Human Rights

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Havana Hosts Massive Commemoration Event For Fidel Castro

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