Colin Dwyer Colin Dwyer covers breaking news for NPR.
Colin Dwyer 2018 square
Stories By

Colin Dwyer

Stephen Voss/NPR
Colin Dwyer 2018
Stephen Voss/NPR

Colin Dwyer

Reporter, Newsdesk

Colin Dwyer covers breaking news for NPR. He reports on a wide array of subjects — from politics in Latin America and the Middle East, to the latest developments in sports and scientific research.

Colin began his work with NPR on the Arts Desk, where he reviewed books and produced stories on arts and culture, then went on to write a daily roundup of news in literature and the publishing industry for the Two-Way blog — named Book News, naturally.

Later, as a producer for the Digital News desk, he wrote and edited feature news coverage, curated NPR's home page and managed its social media accounts. During his time on the desk, he co-created NPR's live headline contest "Head to Head," with Camila Domonoske, and won the American Copy Editors Society's annual headline-writing prize in 2015.

These days, as a reporter for the Newsdesk, he writes for NPR.org, reports for the network's on-air newsmagazines, and regularly hosts NPR's daily Facebook Live segment, "Newstime." He has covered hurricanes, international elections and unfortunate marathon mishaps, among many other stories. He also had some things to say about shoes once on Invisibilia.

Colin graduated from Georgetown University with a master's degree in English literature.

[+] read more[-] less

Story Archive

Mourners pray for the victims of the Camp Fire during a vigil Sunday in Chico, Calif. The wildfire killed dozens of people and effectively wiped the entire town of Paradise off the map. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Noah Berger/AP

The wreckage of a house sitting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., a city ravaged by the Woolsey Fire less than a day after a mass shooting. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last year. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Court Filing Suggests Prosecutors Are Preparing Charges Against Julian Assange

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/668528630/668737671" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing St. for the Houses of Parliament on Thursday. Her speech there defending the tentative Brexit deal did little to calm critics — either among her political rivals or within her own party. Tim Ireland/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Tim Ireland/AP

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces the difficult task of persuading skeptical Brits to get on board with a tentative agreement with European Union negotiators. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators gather Tuesday to protest Brexit outside Parliament in London. They wave the Union Jack and the flag of the European Union. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shout in joy Tuesday outside the Supreme Court building in the capital, Colombo. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters try to beat back the Woolsey Fire in the early hours of Friday. One day earlier, the blaze ignited as mourning residents tried to cope with quite another kind of terror in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Eric Thayer/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Eric Thayer/Reuters

The Satanic Temple says a statue in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina bears too close a likeness to the temple's statue of Baphomet, shown here in Little Rock, Ark. Hannah Grabenstein/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Hannah Grabenstein/AP

Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran, was killed during the deadly shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Ventura County Sheriff's Department via AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ventura County Sheriff's Department via AP

Greek Orthodox priests, seen during a rally in Athens earlier this year. On Tuesday Greek Orthodox Archbishop Ieronymos agreed with the prime minister to remove roughly 10,000 priests and staff from the state payroll. Yorgos Karahalis/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Yorgos Karahalis/AP

The office and residence of the Archbishop of Agana in Guam, seen Wednesday. The house was listed as one of the non-essential properties owned by the Catholic Church in the U.S. territory, which announced that it will file for bankruptcy. Grace Garces Bordallo/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Grace Garces Bordallo/AP

After winning Kansas' 3rd District, Sharice Davids is projected to become one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress and the first LGBTQ person to represent the state in the lawmaking body. Whitney Curtis/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Whitney Curtis/Getty Images