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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 U.S. has more than 31,000 post offices, but a recent report found that 42% of them were not generating enough revenue to cover their expenses in 2019. Here's a post office in Mission, S.D. Stephen Groves/AP hide caption

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Roughly 40% Of Post Offices Operate In The Red. Could Banking Offer Them A Way Out?

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President Biden proposed expanding the role of government in universal pre-K and free community college. Melina Mara/AP hide caption

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Bigger Role For Government Doesn't Mean It's 'In Your Business,' Says Biden Aide

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Thousands Of U.S. Post Offices Lose Money. Should Some Be Closed?

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President Biden appears Wednesday at the White House, where he announced his administration has reached a goal of 200 million COVID-19 shots within his first 100 days in office. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Biden appears in the Oval Office on Tuesday, where in brief remarks to the press he said he was praying that the verdict in the George Floyd case "is the right verdict." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Joe Biden, pictured in the Oval Office on Friday, released a budget outline that includes $2.1 billion for gun violence prevention. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Harris, President Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland arrive Thursday at the White House Rose Garden to speak about gun violence prevention. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden speaks at a FEMA COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Houston in February. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Not The Government's '911': FEMA Stretched With Multiple Deployments

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FEMA May Be Stretched Too Thin

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10-Year Postal Service Plan Will Include Some Price Hikes And Longer Deliveries

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