Graham Smith is a news veteran, audio recordist, and photographer whose curiosity has taken listeners across the US and into conflict zones from the Mid-East to Asia and Africa. He is currently heading up a cold-case investigation that re-examines events surrounding a brutal crime, and its lasting impact on American history.
Smith is a newsroom leader, having served a record-setting stint as Supervising Producer of All Things Considered, and edited Morning Edition. Having spent joyful years crafting clarity from the froth of breaking news, Smith primarily works with independent producers and NPR staffers on sound-rich, long-form pieces and podcasts.
In recent years, Smith accepted the Robert F. Kennedy and the Edward R. Murrow awards for investigations with Youth Radio, another Murrow for his battlefield reporting from Afghanistan, and a fourth for producing in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. Smith received the George Foster Peabody award for editing a series on teen sex trafficking in Oakland, and was chosen as a Pew Gatekeeper Fellow.