Graham Smith Graham Smith is a senior producer for NPR's Investigative unit.

Graham Smith

Senior Producer, Investigations

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.

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Royal Robbins, Pioneer Of American Rock Climbing, Dies At 82

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Abu Bakarr Koroma is part of a condom handout program to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. These days, he can't even give 'em away. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The Prostitutes Are Not Happy. Neither Are Brides. Sex, Love And Ebola

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On Lumley Beach, after day trippers have headed home, prostitutes look for customers along a 100-yard stretch of road near some of the nicer hotels as well as near the bars and restaurants along the beachfront. Simon Akam/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Afghan Local Police is a semi-volunteer force. They are minimally paid and minimally trained, and when the Americans leave, they will be left to defend their country on their own. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Pacifies An Afghan Village, But Will It Stay That Way?

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Thomas Jefferson's garden at Monticello served as an experimental laboratory for garden vegetables from around the world. Leonard Phillips/Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello hide caption

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Thomas Jefferson's Vegetable Garden: A Thing Of Beauty And Science

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A U.S. Marine Osprey at Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan. The aircraft suffered multiple problems when it was being developed, but is now getting praise from those flying it.

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The Osprey: Good Reviews, But A Costly Program

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Battalion Chaplain Gary Lewis says a prayer over the Stryker where Spc. Aaron Aamot and Spc. Gary Gooch died the previous day. The wheels were still burning, and the soldiers later had a difficult time pulling the massive vehicle out of the blast crater. Graham Smith/NPR hide caption

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Soldiers Pick Up Wreckage After Afghanistan Bombing

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HBO Documentary Spotlights Slain Afghan 'Fixer'

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Marines Seek To Forge Bonds While Pursuing Taliban

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Targets On Their Backs, Marines Enter Afghan Town

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Marines Battles Taliban In Helmand Valley

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U.S. Military Launches 'Strike Of The Sword'

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Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Deploy In Afghanistan

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