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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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The Senate has voted to overturn the Biden administration's rule that large private employers must require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested, or face losing their jobs. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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President Biden told reporters on Monday that the U.S. pays the highest prescription drug prices in the developed world and that he wants Congress to pass his Build Back Better bill. That measure would cap the cost of some medications. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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President Joe Biden speaks about new steps to combat COVID-19 surges this winter during a visit to the National Institutes of Health on Dec. 2, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Biden's new winter COVID plan will reimburse you for at-home tests

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Anthony Fauci (right), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, speaks alongside President Biden following a meeting of the COVID-19 response team at the White House on Monday. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy held the floor for more than eight hours overnight, denouncing the Democrats' social policy and climate change bill. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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President Biden has yet to make nominations for many administration jobs, some of which are being filled by temporary appointees whose tenure is about to end. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Time has run out on some Biden administration appointees

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President Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as he is surrounded by lawmakers and members of his Cabinet during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House on Monday. Kenny Holston/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian Yevgeniy Polyanin is one of two men indicted by the U.S. in connection with ransomware attacks last summer. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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U.S. indicts 2 men behind major ransomware attacks

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