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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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Impeachment Trial Review: Trump Team Continues President's Defense

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Report Revives Democrats' Call For Bolton To Testify In Senate Trial

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President Trump discusses the planned travel ban extension Wednesday during a news conference at the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters hide caption

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Senate To Hear Opening Statements In Trump Impeachment Trial

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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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Former independent counsel Ken Starr, pictured in September 2018, is part of President Trump's defense team during his impeachment trial. 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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