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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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Federal Employees Are Largely In Support Of Receiving A Vaccine Mandate

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U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell (from left), officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department, and Capitol Police Pfc. Harry Dunn are sworn in Tuesday before testifying before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack. Oliver Contreras/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pictured on July 1, has rejected two of the five members nominated by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the Jan. 6 select committee to investigate the U.S. Capitol riot. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden has signed an executive order that calls for new policies around device repair and how much control manufacturers have over consumers' choices. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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President Biden Wants To Make It Easier For You To Get Your Broken Smartphone Fixed

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This prototype of a new USPS mail delivery truck was unveiled in February as part of an announcement that the Postal Service was overhauling its fleet to include more electric vehicles. USPS hide caption

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Company That Wasn't Picked To Make Mail Trucks Is Suing The U.S. Postal Service

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Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization's longtime chief financial officer, with then-U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016. Weisselberg and attorneys for the Trump Organization pleaded not guilty to charges Thursday. Carlo Allegri/Reuters hide caption

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Trump's Family Business, CFO Weisselberg Are Charged With Tax Crimes

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Biden Signs Into Law Bill Making Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

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President Biden addresses U.S. service members Wednesday at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, on the first stop of his first overseas trip as president. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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