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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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The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that it was putting forward a proposal to designate 988 as a "suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline." Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the local Jewish community gather Wednesday outside the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, the site of what is now being called a potential act of terrorism. Rick Loomis/Getty Images hide caption

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The German flag is seen outside the Embassy in Moscow, where Russia's Foreign Ministry announced Thursday the expulsion of two German diplomats. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Emergency responders gather Wednesday morning behind police tape outside a kosher supermarket where a shootout left three bystanders dead one day earlier in Jersey City, N.J. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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A search for the word they on Merriam-Webster's website turns up definitions for the personal pronoun, which saw a massive spike in lookups this year over last. Several months ago the dictionary added a definition for its 2019 Word of the Year that classified it as a functioning nonbinary pronoun. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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Police arrive at the scene of a shooting in Jersey City, N.J., Tuesday. There were two separate shooting incidents beginning at Bayview Cemetery and then later at a kosher market. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Steam rises from the volcano on New Zealand's White Island on Tuesday, one day after an eruption there left at least six people dead, more than 30 injured and still others missing. Questions linger about why so many people were allowed so close to the active volcano. Marty Melville/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks toward the main railway entrance to Birkenau, the largest of the camps that made up the Auschwitz complex in Poland. It was the German chancellor's first visit to the former Nazi death camp, an enduring symbol of the Holocaust, since taking office 14 years ago. John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris, typically brimming with busy travelers, stands empty Friday as general strikes snarled transportation across France for a second day. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/AP hide caption

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Tai Shani, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock and Oscar Murillo pose for photographs after their names were announced as joint winners of the 2019 Turner Prize. Stuart C. Wilson/Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for T hide caption

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Richard Malone has resigned as bishop of the Catholic diocese based in Buffalo, N.Y. During his tenure, the diocese faced intense scrutiny over its alleged mishandling of sexual abuse allegations. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators raise pictures of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia during a demonstration outside Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's office late last month. During a televised address Sunday night, the premier announced he would be resigning amid pressure over the reporter's death. Rene Rossignaud/AP hide caption

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President Trump addresses U.S. troops Thursday during a surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A World Health Organization medic prepares a vaccination dose for a front-line aid worker earlier this year in the small town of Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Four Ebola response workers were killed and six others injured in two attacks overnight — one in Mangina and the other in Biakato Mines. Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP hide caption

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