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Brian Naylor in 2018.
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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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In an interview with NPR about her new book, former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said she made an effort to avoid "toxic" and "trashy" Washington — and that she'll campaign for President Trump in 2020. Above, she poses for a portrait at NPR studios in New York City on Nov. 8. Amr Alfiky for NPR hide caption

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Former U.N. Ambassador Haley: Trump Actions 'Not A Good Practice' But Not Impeachable

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has announced the first open hearings of the impeachment inquiry — set to begin next week. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and Republican allies have decried the impeachment inquiry process, but Democrats say they are following precedent. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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FACT CHECK: Is The Trump Impeachment Process Different From Nixon And Clinton?

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Department of Homeland official Chad Wolf speaks during a meeting earlier this month in Washington, D.C. President Trump is set to pick wolf to lead DHS in an acting capacity. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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How This Impeachment Inquiry Differs From The Last 2

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U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff walks to the closed-door deposition of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Gordon Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, addresses the media during a press conference at the U.S. Embassy to Romania in Bucharest in September. Sondland is speaking to House investigators on Thursday. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Role Are Inspectors General Supposed To Play In America's Democracy?

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Associates of President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance charges. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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2 Giuliani Associates Arrested On Campaign Finance Violations

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