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Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday and Up First

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday and one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. 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.

Since joining Weekend Edition Sunday, Garcia-Navarro and her team have also received a Gracie for their coverage of the #MeToo movement. She's hard at work making sure Weekend Edition brings in the voices of those who will surprise, delight, and move you, wherever they might be found.

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-Sept. 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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How Parents Can Address Kids' Pandemic Weight Gain

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Grace Potter On 'Daylight' And Grammy Nominations: 'I Do Belong Here'

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The relief money that's going toward Mississippi child care will serve 80% of children who qualify for support, up from 28%, says Carol Burnett, head of the Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative. MHJ/Getty Images hide caption

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Relief Money Could More Than Double Support For Child Care Needs In Mississippi

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Jan. 19, 2017: Douma — A young girl blows bubbles. Bassam Khabieh/Reuters hide caption

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Blowing Bubbles And Running From Bombs: The Reality Of War For The Children Of Syria

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Edith Arangoitia receives a COVID-19 vaccination in Chelsea, Mass., a heavily Hispanic community, on Feb. 16. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Misinformation And Mistrust Among The Obstacles Latinos Face In Getting Vaccinated

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Obesity Specialist Says BMI Is A 'Good Measure' For Vaccine Priority Group

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Guards, Generosity, Patience: A Volunteer Effort To Vaccinate Public School Workers

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Del. Stacey Plaskett, one of the House managers in former President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, defends the decision not to call witnesses. "As all Americans believed at that moment, the evidence was overwhelming," she says. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Stacey Plaskett: Trump Trial Needed 'More Senators With Spines, Not More Witnesses'

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Trump's 2nd Impeachment Trial Is Over. What Was Accomplished, And What's Next?

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As California Expands Vaccination, Some Worry Farm Workers Will Lose Out

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'We Can Handle Anything': Pandemic Life Pushes Some Couples To Tie The Knot

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Last year, a record number of people got flu shots. But medical experts say kids keeping their social distance during the coronavirus pandemic has made the biggest difference for a mild flu season. Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Where Did The Flu Go? Homebound Kids Shape A Mild Season

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Coronavirus Cases Are Down, But More Kids Are Having Severe Complications

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