Wade Goodwyn Wade Goodwyn is a NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.
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Wade Goodwyn
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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 for NPR since 1991, Goodwyn has covered a wide range of issues, including politics, economics, Texas's vibrant music industry, tornado disasters in Oklahoma, and breaking news. Based out of Dallas, Goodwyn has been placed in the center of coverage on the killing of five police officers in Dallas in 2016, as well as the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, and hurricanes in nearby states.

Even though he is a journalist, Goodwyn really considers himself a storyteller. He grew up in a Southern tradition of telling good stories, and he thinks radio is a perfect medium for it. After college, he first worked as a political organizer in New York, but frequently listening to WNYC led him to wanting a job as an NPR reporter.

Now, listeners recognize Goodwyn's compelling writing just as much as his voice. Goodwyn is known for his deep, "Texas timbre" and colorful, descriptive phrases in the stories he files for NPR.

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

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Dallas Wavers On Confederate Memorial

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Texas Roundtable Will Discuss Ways To Address Gun Violence

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Trump Addresses The National Rifle Association, Discusses Preventing School Shootings

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NRA's Annual Convention Kicks Off In Dallas, As Gun-Control Advocates Plan Protests

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Local Dallas Sportscaster Goes Viral For His 'Unplugged' Commentary

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In 'Bomb City,' First-Time Filmmakers Tell True Crime Story From Texas

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Will A Lot Of Democrats In Texas Turn Out For The Red State's Primary?

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Texas Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke at a January town hall meeting in Alice, Texas. In his long-shot bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, O'Rourke has campaigned in at least 226 of the state's 254 counties. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Texas Democrat's Underdog Bid To Unseat Ted Cruz Picks Up Momentum

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Is The Partial Government Shutdown Painful? It Depends Who You Ask

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Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

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Houston Mayor Says Parts Of The City Will Have High Water For Weeks

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Remnants Of Harvey Continue To Wreak Havoc In Texas

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