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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 Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

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President Trump addresses U.S. troops Thursday during a surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher Is Latest Example Of How Trump Hands Out Clemency

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David Holmes And Fiona Hill Testify On Capitol Hill

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Tim Morrison, the top Russia official on President Trump's National Security Council, said Gordon Sondland played a central role in a parallel Ukraine policy. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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News Brief: Yovanovitch Testifies, Student Loans, Lebanon Protests

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Jennifer Williams, a foreign service officer detailed to work in Vice President Pence's office, arrives for a deposition on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The House impeachment inquiry wants to hear from John Eisenberg, the top lawyer at President Trump's National Security Council, but he was instructed to stay away, Eisenberg's lawyer said. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Set To Pick His 5th Department Of Homeland Security Head

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News Brief: Russia Director Out At NSC, Twitter Bans Political Ads, PG&E

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Russia Official Set To Leave White House Post

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Tim Morrison, a key aide on the White House's National Security Council, is expected to leave his post imminently. Sarah Silbiger/Reuters hide caption

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Trump's Russia Director To Leave National Security Council Amid Impeachment Inquiry

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