Wade Goodwyn Wade Goodwyn is a NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.
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Wade Goodwyn at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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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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Poll Shows Travelers Still Fear 737 Max As Boeing Tries To Get It Back In The Air

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Sandra Bland Recorded Her Own Video Of The 2015 Traffic Stop Arrest

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Mike Hollinger of IBM joined a group of business leaders at a news conference on the steps of the capitol in Austin, Texas. The business leaders oppose the so-called religious refusal laws currently under consideration in the Texas legislature. Susan Risdon/Red Media Group hide caption

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Business Leaders Oppose 'License To Discriminate' Against LGBT Texans

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According to a researcher hired by the Boy Scouts of America to review internal files, more than 12,000 children have been sexually assaulted while participating in its programs. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Abuse By Boy Scout Leaders More Widespread Than Earlier Thought

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Boy Scouts Of America Estimates More Than 12,000 Victims Of Sexual Abuse

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Convicted killer John William King is escorted from the Jasper County Courthouse in 1999 after being found guilty of capital murder in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. King was executed Wednesday evening. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Texas Executes Man Convicted In 1998 Murder Of James Byrd Jr.

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Lack Of Data Processing During Government Shutdown Compounds Economic Effects

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Trump Visits Border As Talks To End Shutdown Produce No Results

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The View From McAllen, Texas, As Trump Continues His Call For A Border Wall

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Paul Buckley and his son, Mason, with his wife, Cheryl Becker, and daughter, Ariel Becker. The family's desire to adopt Mason was almost derailed by the Indian Child Welfare Act. Cheryl Becker/Courtesy of Cheryl Becker hide caption

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Native American Adoption Law Challenged As Racially Biased

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Battle For U.S. Senate Seat Has Some Texan Voters Anxious About Results

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A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Ill. The 14-year-old was killed in Mississippi in 1955. The FBI has reopened the investigation into his lynching. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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A Brutal Lynching And A Possible Confession, Decades Later

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