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Franco Ordoñez

White House Correspondent

Franco Ordoñez is a White House Correspondent for NPR's Washington Desk. Before he came to NPR in 2019, Ordoñez covered the White House for McClatchy. He has also written about diplomatic affairs, foreign policy and immigration, and has been a correspondent in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Haiti.

Ordoñez has received several state and national awards for his work, including the Casey Medal, the Gerald Loeb Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is a two-time reporting fellow with the International Center for Journalists, and is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and the University of Georgia.

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How The Southern U.S. Border Has Become A Nearly Constant Humanitarian Crisis

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U.S. Officials Will Share Nuclear Sub Technology With Australia

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In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, members of the Connecticut Sun team kneel during the playing of the national anthem before a WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics, in Bradenton, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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President Biden tours a Manville, N.J., neighborhood Tuesday that was affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Asks Congress For $30 Billion To Help Disaster Relief And Afghan Evacuees

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Biden Surveys Hurricane Damage In Lousiana

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Biden Speaks On The End Of War In Afghanistan And Evacuations

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As Evacuations Wrap Up, There Are Threats Of Another Attack At Kabul Airport

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President Biden attends the dignified transfer of the remains of a fallen service member at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., on Sunday. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Vows To Strike Back After Attack Kills 13 U.S. Service Members In Kabul

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Biden Vowed A Response To Kabul Attacks In Address To Nation

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Secretary Of State Blinkin Defends The Administration's Position On Afghanistan

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