Wade Goodwyn Wade Goodwyn is a NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.
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Wade Goodwyn

Correspondent, National Desk, Dallas

Wade Goodwyn is an NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.

Reporting since 1991, Goodwyn has covered a wide range of issues, from mass shootings and hurricanes to Republican politics. Whatever it might be, Goodwyn covers the national news emanating from the Lone Star State.

Though a journalist, Goodwyn really considers himself a storyteller. He grew up in a Southern storytelling family and tradition, he considers radio an ideal medium for narrative journalism. While working for a decade as a political organizer in New York City, he began listening regularly to WNYC, which eventually led him to his career as an NPR reporter.

In a recent profile, Goodwyn's voice was described as being "like warm butter melting over BBQ'd sweet corn." But he claims, dubiously, that his writing is just as important as his voice.

Goodwyn is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in history. He lives in Dallas with his famliy.

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Can Democrats Win Texas This Year?

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Louisiana Braces For A Slow Recovery After Deadly Hurricane Laura

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Buildings and homes were damaged after Hurricane Laura made landfall near Lake Charles, La., on Thursday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Laura Witness: 'The Wind Just Tore Everything Up'

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Louisiana Begins Recovery After Hurricane Laura Batters Coast

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Texas Governor Faces Lawsuit, Under Fire Over Contact Tracing Deal, Mask Order

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Local residents take part in a candle light vigil to honor George Floyd in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Houston. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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In East Texas, Death Of George Floyd Brings Activism To A Region Of Rare Protest

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Organizers Face Challenges Creating A Tradition Of Protests In East Texas

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Texas Governor Addresses The State's Response To Protest Violence

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Texas Officials Consider New Sources Of Revenue As State Faces Budget Shortfalls

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The Unemployment Number Keeps Rising Across The Nation

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Some Republicans Demand That Governor Reopen More Businesses In Texas

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Around The Country: How States Are Planning To Reopen

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The Oklahoma City Bombing, 25 Years Later

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Independent Oil And Gas Producers Battle Low Prices, Coronavirus

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