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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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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speak before a meeting with members of the government Wednesday in Moscow. The Cabinet members resigned after Putin proposed a series of constitutional changes, according to Russian news agencies. Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, talks to reporters Tuesday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. The same day, the U.K., France and Germany announced they were lodging a dispute against Tehran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPoA, better known as the Iran nuclear deal. Jean-Francois Badias/AP hide caption

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Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said, seen during a 2010 ceremony in Muscat, died at the age of 79 after suffering for years from an undisclosed illness. After a half-century reign, he has been succeeded by Haitham bin Tariq Al Said. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

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A child's shoe sits amid the rubble of the Ukrainian jetliner, which carried 176 people to their deaths when it plunged from the sky outside Tehran on Wednesday. Borna Ghassemi/ISNA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn addresses a news conference Wednesday in Beirut, during which he explained his reasons for dodging trial in Japan. The 65-year-old former auto executive, who is accused of financial misconduct, vowed to clear his name in his first public appearance since skipping bail in Japan. Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Harvey Weinstein Heads To Trial For Sex Crimes In A #MeToo Landmark

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