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Maria Godoy

Senior Editor/Correspondent, NPR Science Desk

Maria Godoy is a senior science and health editor and correspondent with NPR News. Her reporting can be heard across NPR's news shows and podcasts. She is also one of the hosts of NPR's Life Kit.

Along with her NPR science desk colleagues, Godoy is the winner of a 2019 Gracie Award.

Previously, Godoy hosted NPR's food vertical, The Salt, where she covered the food beat with a wide lens — investigating everything from the health effects of caffeine to the environmental and cultural impact of what we eat. Under Godoy's leadership, The Salt was recognized as Publication of the Year in 2018 by the James Beard Foundation. With her colleagues on the food team, Godoy won the 2012 James Beard Award for best food blog. The Salt was also awarded first place in the blog category from the Association of Food Journalists in 2013, and it won a Gracie Award for Outstanding Blog from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation in 2013.

Previously, Godoy oversaw political, national, and business coverage for NPR.org. Her work as part of NPR's reporting teams has been recognized with several awards, including two prestigious Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Silver Batons: one for coverage of the role of race in the 2008 presidential election, and another for a series about the sexual abuse of Native American women. The latter series was also awarded the Columbia Journalism School's Dart Award for excellence in reporting on trauma, and a Gracie Award.

In 2010, Godoy and her colleagues were awarded a Gracie Award for their work on a series exploring the science of spirituality. She was also part of a team that won the 2007 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Issues.

Godoy was a 2008 Ethics fellow at the Poynter Institute. She joined NPR in 2003 as a digital news editor.

Born in Guatemala, Godoy now lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC, with her husband and two kids. She's a sucker for puns (and has won a couple of awards for her punning headlines).

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Your kids are adorable germ vectors. Here's how often they get your household sick

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Wednesday

If it feels like your kid has been sick for months — here's some scientific comfort

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Monday

Encore: What makes that song swing? At last, physicists unravel a jazz mystery

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Saturday

Encore: In Appalachia, sex educators suspend their work after threats

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Wednesday

Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman plays in 2019. Swing is an essential component of nearly all kinds of jazz music. Physicists think that subtle nuances in the timing of soloists are key to creating that propulsive swing feel. Bernd Thissen/picture alliance via Getty Image hide caption

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What makes that song swing? At last, physicists unravel a jazz mystery

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Saturday

In Appalachia, one group of sex educators is harassed into pausing its work

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Misinformation about abortion targets Spanish speakers, galvanizing Latino voters

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Latina immigrants may be exposed to Spanish-language disinformation about abortion

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Sunday

Catholic health care systems can limit access to birth control. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Catholic health care's wide reach can make it hard to get birth control in many places

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Thursday

Oberlin College students worry Catholic directives could affect contraception access

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Monday

Getting contraception gets complicated for patients at Catholic hospitals

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