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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Tornado Touches Down In North Texas, Destroys Houses, Churches, Commercial Buildings

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Fort Worth Officer-Involved Shooting Puts Strain On Police-Community Relations, Again

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Amber Guyger's Sentencing Stunned Many In The Black Community

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Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

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Jury Finds Ex-Dallas Officer Guilty Of Murder In Death Of Neighbor

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Jury Finds Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Guilty Of Murder

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Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Expresses Deep Remorse In Murder Trial

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Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Takes The Stand In Murder Trial

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Testimony Begins In Off-Duty Officer's Murder Trial In Dallas

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Trial Begins In Case Of Former Dallas Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Man

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The late opinion journalist Molly Ivins, a syndicated columnist and public speaker, is the subject of the new documentary film Raise Hell. Robert Bedell/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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A Portrait Of Molly Ivins, Maverick Texas Journalist, In 'Raise Hell'

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Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she said she entered by mistake, believing it to be her own. AP hide caption

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Jury Selection Begins For Ex-Dallas Police Officer Who Shot Man In His Own Home

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Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Former Dallas Police Officer Who Shot Neighbor

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Jury Selection Begins For Ex-Dallas Police Officer Who Shot Man In His Own Home

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