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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 News Desk, 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.

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Supporters of Ansarallah, also known as the Houthi movement, gather last year to commemorate the anniversary of the group's takeover of Yemen's capital, Sanaa. Mohammed Huwais/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Boeing 737 Max lands earlier this month at an airport in Porto Alegre, Brazil. On Friday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation released its probe into what went wrong with the airliner after it was involved in multiple deadly crashes. Silvio Avila/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, seen here during a conference earlier this month in Atlanta, told the Mark Levin Show that Russia was "pretty clearly" behind a massive hack that breached multiple government agencies. Tami Chappell/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nigerian government officials say that more than 300 schoolboys, who had been abducted in an attack claimed by Boko Haram, have been freed. Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Evening light illuminates the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino earlier this year in Atlantic City, N.J. The city's mayor, Marty Small, says that the right bid will buy one lucky person the right to activate the casino's planned implosion next month. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual year-end news conference went remote this year, as he addressed reporters from the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow via a video link Thursday. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In the wake of the 2015 attack in Paris, "Je Suis Charlie" became a rallying cry for demonstrators grieving the victims at the controversial French publication Charlie Hebdo. On Wednesday, a French court found 14 individuals guilty of supporting the massacre. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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A jetliner arrives at London's Heathrow Airport earlier this year. On Wednesday, the U.K.'s highest court reversed a ban on the airport's controversial plans for a third runway. Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A doctor receives Chicago's first COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday. In a new poll released the same day, respondents appeared to show less reluctance to receiving a coronavirus vaccine. Jose M. Osorio-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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German Health Minister Jens Spahn arrives for a news conference Tuesday in Berlin. Germany is one of a handful of European countries to implement strict new coronavirus measures in anticipation of the holidays. Tobias Schwarz/AP hide caption

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A nurse holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech, in London earlier this week. Food and Drug Administration officials in the U.S. sought to reassure the public about the vaccine Saturday after authorizing it for emergency use. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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President Trump saw the effort to overturn last month's election all but snuffed out Friday night by the Supreme Court. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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An example of a vial that will carry the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech sits on display during a Senate subcommittee hearing Thursday. Andrew Harnik/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, seen here before a court hearing in September, has been formally charged under China's controversial new national security law. Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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