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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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Faith leaders pray with President Trump during a rally for evangelical supporters at the King Jesus International Ministry church in Miami earlier this month. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Trump Defends School Prayer. Critics Say He's Got It All Wrong

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Ken Starr, former independent counsel who investigated the Clintons, is one of several new lawyers on President Trump's impeachment defense team. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Starr, Dershowitz, Ray: Trump Leans On High-Wattage Lawyers For Impeachment

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Robert O'Brien's first order of business when he took over the NSC in September was to make cuts in what he saw as a bloated foreign policy wing. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Exclusive: Iran Strike Won't Slow Trump's Cuts To National Security Council

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Trump Responds To Iranian Missile Strike With Sanctions

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Iran Fires Rockets On Airbase In Iraq Housing U.S. Troops

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Weekly Roundup: Friday, January 3rd

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The Latest Development On The U.S. Airstrikes That Killed Iran's Qassem Soleimani

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U.S. And Russia Have Just Over A Year To Deal With An Expiring Nuclear Treaty

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White House counsel Pat Cipollone typically works behind the scenes. That's about to change when he takes a central role in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Impeachment Trial Turns Spotlight On White House Lawyer Cipollone

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