Lulu Garcia-Navarro Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday. She is infamous in the IT department of NPR for losing laptops to bullets, hurricanes, and bomb blasts.

Before joining the Sunday morning team, she served as an NPR correspondent based in Brazil, Israel, Mexico, and Iraq. She was one of the first reporters to enter Libya after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising began and spent months painting a deep and vivid portrait of a country at war. Often at great personal risk, Garcia-Navarro captured history in the making with stunning insight, courage, and humanity.

For her work covering the Arab Spring, Garcia-Navarro was awarded a 2011 George Foster Peabody Award, a Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club, an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Alliance for Women and the Media's Gracie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. She contributed to NPR News reporting on Iraq, which was recognized with a 2005 Peabody Award and a 2007 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton. She has also won awards for her work on migration in Mexico and the Amazon in Brazil.

Garcia-Navarro got her start in journalism as a freelancer with the BBC World Service and Voice of America. She later became a producer for Associated Press Television News before transitioning to AP Radio. While there, Garcia-Navarro covered post-September 11 events in Afghanistan and developments in Jerusalem. She was posted for the AP to Iraq before the U.S.-led invasion, where she stayed covering the conflict.

Garcia-Navarro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and an Master of Arts degree in journalism from City University in London.

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MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta On Making Music Accessible For All

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An Abundance Of Jacobs

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The Robots Are Coming To Las Vegas

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"Every time I learn something new about the music, I then bring [that] into the next performance," Hilary Hahn says. Dana van Leeuwen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Back To Bach: Hilary Hahn Rekindles An Old Love

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'Life Is A Lesson, And Sometimes It's Difficult To Learn': Cat Power Steps Forward

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Latino Votes Crucial In Nevada, As Culinary Union Focuses On Turnout

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Molly Ringwald On '80s Movies And Sexual Assault

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M.I.A. performs during Bestival 2018 in Lulworth Castle, England. Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., the new documentary about the pop star, is out now. Joseph Okpako/WireImage hide caption

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'It Never Existed Before': M.I.A. On Changing Pop And Documenting Her Story

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While In Las Vegas, Trump Reaches Out To Latino Voters

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'Weekend Edition' Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro Reports From Las Vegas

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Vox photo editor Kainaz Amaria thinks it's time the photojournalism world reckons with what she sees as an industrywide culture of sexual harassment with roots in a glaring gender imbalance. Nick Oza/Courtesy of Kainaz Amaria hide caption

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Photojournalists Are Demanding A #MeToo Reckoning

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This year, figure skater Adam Rippon became the first openly gay man to compete for the U.S. in the Winter Olympics. His Olympic journey may be over, but he remains a steadfast representative for the LGBTQ community. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Adam Rippon On What It Means To 'Show Every Part Of Who You Are'

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She Thought Her Family Was Middle Class, Not Broke In The Richest Country On Earth

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