Lakshmi Singh Weekend newscaster Lakshmi Singh began working with NPR's newscast team in 2000. Her career spans more than a decade.
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Lakshmi Singh

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Lakshmi Singh is midday newscaster for NPR. She joined NPR's award-winning Newscast Unit in 2000.

Singh's experience extends beyond the studio booth to domestic and international field reporting. From comprehensive coverage of the infamous sniper shootings in the Washington, DC, area to in-depth feature reporting on immigration from both sides of the border, Singh's stories reflect the magic of radio. In her pieces, Singh tries to get the right mix of rich sound and descriptive narrative to transport listeners to a place hidden deep in one's imagination. That was never more challenging for Singh than during her time in Haiti as a documentary producer for Soundprint. She uncovered compelling stories of women struggling to live with HIV/AIDS while their politically embattled government in Haiti was on the verge of collapse.

As a regular contributor to NPR's Latino USA, Singh is passionate about issues that affect Hispanics today. The diversity questions Singh has faced due to her biracial background (Singh's mother is Puerto Rican, her father is from Trinidad) have led her to take unconventional approaches to many stories.

Before coming to NPR, Singh was a budding reporter at WAER in Syracuse and later a local host and reporter at NPR member stations KPBX in Spokane, WMFE in Orlando, and WAMU in Washington. Singh has also contributed to PRI, Voice of America, and Gannett News Service.

Lakshmi Singh graduated from Syracuse University in 1994, with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and Latin American studies.

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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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Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'

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'Eyes On The Prize' Producer On Making A Civil Rights Documentary Before Its Time

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The Military Strategy Behind Bolstering U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces To Fight ISIS

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'Cries From Syria' Documentary Lays Bare The Conflict's Gruesome Realities

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Dutch Voters Divided As Election Signals Another Test For Anti-Immigrant Populism

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Illinois Congressman On Why He Supports The Republican Health Care Plan

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