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Brian Naylor

Correspondent, Washington Desk

NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk. In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies.

With more than 30 years of experience at NPR, Naylor has served as National Desk correspondent, White House correspondent, congressional correspondent, foreign correspondent, and newscaster during All Things Considered. He has filled in as host on many NPR programs, including Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and Talk of the Nation.

During his NPR career, Naylor has covered many major world events, including political conventions, the Olympics, the White House, Congress, and the mid-Atlantic region. Naylor reported from Tokyo in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, from New Orleans following the BP oil spill, and from West Virginia after the deadly explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine.

While covering the U.S. Congress in the mid-1990s, Naylor's reporting contributed to NPR's 1996 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award for political reporting.

Before coming to NPR in 1982, Naylor worked at NPR Member Station WOSU in Columbus, Ohio, and at a commercial radio station in Maine.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maine.

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DeJoy Testifies Before House Panel, Biden Nominates 3 To USPS Board

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a House Oversight Committee hearing about the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday. Graeme Jennings/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Pressure, Postmaster General Calls For Changes To Mail Delivery

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DeJoy's Plan To Overhaul Postal Systems Draws Criticism

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On Saturday morning, senators voted to hear from Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler as a witness in the impeachment trial. Later, an agreement allowed a statement by her into the record without calling her. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump and says he would like to subpoena Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. AP hide caption

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Defense attorney Michael van der Veen speaks Friday on the fourth day of former President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial. congress.gov via /Getty Images hide caption

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Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman watches newly released video footage of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building on Wednesday. Goodman's efforts to protect lawmakers were on display. Brandon Bell/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from the Ellipse, near the White House, on Jan. 6 ahead of that day's insurrection at the Capitol. His comments are a key part of the impeachment trial against him. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Senate confirmed Pete Buttigieg to be President Biden's transportation secretary on Tuesday. Buttigieg is the first openly gay man to win Senate confirmation to a Cabinet post. Ken Cedeno/AP hide caption

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Some advocates want President Biden to appoint new members to the Postal Service's board of governors, who could then replace Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Tom Williams/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Calls Mount For President Biden To Shake Up Postal Service's Leadership

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