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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 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.

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A man walks toward the smoke rising from a fire at the Independent National Electoral Commission's warehouse in Kinshasa on Thursday, 10 days ahead of the presidential election. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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British Prime Minister Theresa May returns to No. 10 Downing St. after the no-confidence vote in London. May ultimately won that vote Wednesday and retained her leadership role in the Conservative Party. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote Amid Battle Over Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May (center) leaves a meeting Tuesday in Berlin beside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Faced with turmoil back home, May has embarked on an international trip to shore up assurances from the European Union. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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A U.S. Navy plane flies above a Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel during search-and-rescue efforts last week off the coast of Kochi prefecture, in southern Japan. Kyodo via Reuters hide caption

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A NASA illustration depicts the positions of both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, now outside the heliosphere. Voyager 1 left the heliosphere in August 2012, while Voyager 2 left at a different location last month. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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The Union Jack flies above the Palace of Westminster, the seat of Parliament in London. U.K. lawmakers are expected to decide soon the fate of a draft Brexit deal negotiated between Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The SUV driven by Saeed Noori sits in Melbourne last December, after Noori plowed the vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians. Noori pleaded guilty to murder on Friday. Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kevin Hart, seen attending the NFL Honors ceremony in February. Just a couple of days after he was announced as host of the next Oscars awards ceremony, the comedian said he would be stepping down amid a firestorm over his past tweets. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Visitors pass a Huawei marquee in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress last year. The daughter of the Chinese telecommunications giant's founder was arrested Saturday in Canada on U.S. request, in a move that threatens to inflame U.S.-China trade tensions. Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Huawei Finance Chief's Arrest Threatens To Inflame U.S.-China Tensions

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Living Coral is the Pantone Color Institute's color of the year for 2019. The vibrant hue represents "the fusion of modern life," the institute explains. Courtesy of Pantone Color Institute hide caption

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (center left) presents a jersey with No. 32, signifying that Seattle is soon to be the NHL's 32nd active franchise. The NHL Board of Governors announced the expansion Tuesday. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Michael Locksley, seen here in 2015 during a previous stint with the Maryland Terrapins, has been hired as head coach of the university's football team. He replaces DJ Durkin, whose tenure ended in controversy over a player's death earlier this year. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images hide caption

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