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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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President Trump took questions for the first time since he lost the election to Joe Biden after he spoke to troops serving overseas on Thanksgiving. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Takes Questions From Reporters For 1st Time Since Election Day

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President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., where he named John Kerry as a climate envoy. He says he'll also appoint a domestic climate policy coordinator to push for action across the government. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Latest In Presidential Transition: Trump Makes Comments, Biden Unveils Cabinet Picks

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Then-Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a briefing in 2017. President-elect Joe Biden reportedly will nominate Yellen as his Treasury secretary. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Picks Janet Yellen To Be Treasury Secretary In Historic Appointment

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Trump's Legal Team Aims To Block States' Election Certifications

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President-elect Joe Biden is set to choose Antony Blinken as secretary of state. He served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser under President Barack Obama. Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Latest On Trump's Efforts To Reverse Election Outcome

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Still frames from the 60 MINUTES hour on Sunday Oct. 25, 2020 with the presidential candidates. CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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Joe Biden Won The Election—But He's Still Left Waiting In The Wings.

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Coronavirus Update: Government Reaction To Latest Surges Across The U.S.

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