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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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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Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, seen campaigning in Houston this month, has launched his first attack ads on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz as he tries to regain traction in the last weeks of the campaign. Loren Elliott/Getty Images hide caption

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Beto O'Rourke Goes On The Attack Against Ted Cruz

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The Latest On Where The Texas Senate Race Stands

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Funeral Held For Botham Jean

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News Brief: Hurricane Latest, Funeral For Botham Jean, CBS Fires Executive

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Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Texas Democratic Convention in June. The winner of the party's U.S. Senate primary has embraced progressive positions — at times including impeaching President Trump. Richard W. Rodriguez/AP hide caption

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To Win Texas, Beto O'Rourke Is Running To The Left

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Texas Democrats Fired Up Over Rep. Beto O'Rourke's Progressive Platform

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A pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing an injectable anesthetic in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Doctors Raise Alarm About Shortages Of Pain Medications

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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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