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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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An election official pauses during the ballot recount earlier this month at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Officials in Milwaukee County, where President Trump had demanded a recount, said that Joe Biden's lead increased slightly on review. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, led by Linda Chapa LaVia, shown here in 2018, has ordered an independent investigation into a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans' home. John O'Connor/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators advocating the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel, known as BDS, gather for a protest last year in Paris. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new policy specifically countering the global BDS campaign. Kamil Zihnioglu/AP hide caption

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