Lakshmi Singh Lakshmi Singh is a midday newscaster and a guest host for NPR, which she joined in 2000.
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Lakshmi Singh

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Lakshmi Singh is a midday newscaster and a guest host for NPR, which she joined in 2000.

Millions of listeners have come to know Singh over the decades as a voice they can trust, making hers one of the most recognizable names in public broadcasting.

Her contributions have earned multiple honors over the last 30 years for a broad spectrum of stories covering race, immigration, health, and the arts.

Singh also continues to champion the recruitment of journalists who will help newsrooms best reflect the evolving demographics of the country they cover. That includes stepped-up efforts, in collaboration with NPR Member stations, to locate and hire talented people of color across media platforms, especially in executive positions influential in identifying and shaping coverage of historically underrepresented communities.

Many listeners have been following Singh since her time with NPR Member stations that helped nurture her early years in journalism. These stations include WAER in Syracuse, KPBX in Spokane, WMFE in Orlando, and WAMU in the District of Columbia. She has also worked with PRI, Voice of America, The Christian Science Monitor, and Gannett Co., Inc., and was a regular contributor to the magazine shows Latino USA and Soundprint Media, enabling her to take on some of her most challenging and inspiring work as a field reporter and documentary producer that led her to Central America and the West Indies.

Singh, as they say, "bleeds orange." She is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the College of Arts and Sciences, where her degree work focused on Latin American studies, Spanish and, of course, broadcast journalism.

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Inmate firefighters battle a California wildfire in July. Qualified inmates can volunteer to be trained in firefighting; in exchange, they are paid $2 a day and an extra $1 per hour when fighting fires. The inmate firefighters also receive sentence reductions. Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Serving Time And Fighting California Wildfires

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Michael Bublé's love is out now. Evaan Kheraj/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Michael Bublé Wants To Spread The 'love'

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School shootings have led to a boon to the business of security technology. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside The Business Of School Security To Stop Active Shooters

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Environmentalists Push For Ban On Balloons

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In Skate Kitchen, the introverted Camille (played by Rachelle Vinberg, left) finds her tribe of skaters in New York City. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Finding, Then Filming, The Young All-Female Crew In 'Skate Kitchen'

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Nadia Albina as Gentlewoman, Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth and Michael Balogun as Doctor in Macbeth at the National Theatre in London. Brinkhoff Mögenburg /Courtesy of the National Theatre hide caption

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From Prison To The London Stage: A 'MacBeth' Actor's Second Act

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Dan Brown Pits Creationism Against Science In His Latest Novel, 'Origin'

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Ban The Box: What This New Law Means For Potential Employees With A Criminal Record

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Officer Killed In Niger Attack Laid To Rest In South Florida

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Spain Will Fire Catalonia Leaders, Force New Elections

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311 (from left: Chad Sexton, Nick Hexum, SA Martinez, Tim Mahoney and P-Nut) released its 12th studio album, Mosaic, earlier this year. Brian Bowen Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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311's Nick Hexum: After 3 Decades, It's All About The Fans

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Macron's Party Projected To Win Massive Majority In French Parliamentary Elections

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Putin Doesn't Appear Worried About Anti-Government Demonstrations In Russia

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The members of Paramore (from left: Taylor York, Hayley Williams and Zac Farro) pair upbeat '80s sounds with bleak lyrics on After Laughter. Lindsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Times Are Hard, Paramore Calls On '80s Pep

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