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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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White House hosts summit with leaders of Pacific Island nations

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Politics chat: How inflation, midterms and Trump will affect the Jan. 6 hearing

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at U.N. headquarters on September 21, 2022 in New York City. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden: Russia's Invasion "Should Make Your Blood Run Cold"

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Ukraine and Russia will be in focus as Biden speaks to U.N. General Assembly

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Biden says the U.S. would intervene to defend Taiwan if China staged an attack

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Politics chat: What Republicans and Democrats are saying about migrants sent from Texas

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A torn US national flag is seen during Hurricane Sally landfall in Mobile, Alabama on September 16, 2020. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As Political Violence Rises, Biden To Host Unity Conference

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Biden speech will address fight for 'the soul of the nation'

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A man shows a certificate of appreciation from an American defense contractor while seeking help with his Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) application at Herat Kabul Internet cafe on August 8, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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The Dire Reality In Afghanistan A Year After The U.S. Withdrawal

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Biden's approval ratings haven't recovered since the U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan

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The Kabul airport was a chaotic mess in the weeks leading up the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as Afghans tried to flee the country. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate pulls an all-nighter to negotiate Inflation Reduction Act

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U.S. President Joe Biden stands next to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) outside of the White House on June 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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