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

Senior Producer, Investigations

Graham Smith is a producer, reporter and photographer whose curiosity has taken listeners around the U.S. and into conflict zones from the Mid-East to Asia and Africa.

Smith served a record-setting stint as supervising producer of All Things Considered, and edited Morning Edition. He now works with independent producers and NPR staffers on sound-rich, long-form investigative pieces and podcasts.

Smith was a 2019 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his work on NPR's White Lies podcast. In previous years, he accepted the Robert F. Kennedy and the Edward R. Murrow awards for investigations with Youth Radio. He earned a Murrow for battlefield reporting from Afghanistan, and another for producing in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. Smith also received the George Foster Peabody award for editing a series on teen sex trafficking in Oakland.

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Signs are displayed in the window of a store in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. The Paycheck Protection Program, aimed at helping small businesses survive the coronavirus crisis, has been beset by problems. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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President Trump signs the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act last week. The law added billions for loans for small businesses through the PPP. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Loopholes In Small Business Relief Program Allow Thriving Companies To Cash In

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Small Business Rescue Earned Banks $10 Billion In Fees

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President Trump speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus pandemic in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 13. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled

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William Portwood, who died less than two weeks after NPR confirmed his involvement in the 1965 murder of Boston minister James Reeb, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Selma, Ala. Chip Brantley/NPR hide caption

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NPR Identifies 4th Attacker In Civil Rights-Era Cold Case

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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 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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HBO Documentary Spotlights Slain Afghan 'Fixer'

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