Barrie Hardymon Barrie Hardymon is the senior editor for NPR's Investigations team.
Barrie Hardymon, photographed for NPR, 27 July 2019, in Washington DC.
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Barrie Hardymon, photographed for NPR, 27 July 2019, in Washington DC.
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Barrie Hardymon

Senior Editor, Investigations

Barrie Hardymon is the senior editor for NPR's Investigations team. In 2020 she was the editorial lead for election coverage and ran NPR's pop-up talk show during the early days of the coronavirus called The National Conversation from All Things Considered. Before that she was senior editor at NPR's Weekend Edition, and the lead editor for books. You can hear Hardymon on the radio talking about everything from Middlemarch to middle-grade novels, and she's also a frequent panelist on NPR's podcasts It's Been A Minute and Pop Culture Happy Hour. She went to Juilliard to study viola, ended up a cashier at the Strand and finally got a degree from Johns Hopkins' Writing Seminars, which qualified her solely for work in public radio. She lives and reads in Washington, D.C.

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Left: A photo provided by Alabama Department of Corrections shows inmate Kenneth Eugene Smith, who was convicted in a 1988 murder-for-hire slaying of a preacher's wife. Right: Alabama's lethal injection chamber at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala., seen in 2002. Alabama Department of Corrections via AP and AP hide caption

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Alabama executes man by nitrogen gas for the first time in the U.S.

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Wednesday

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The U.S. horseshoe crab blood harvest is growing. Where's the accountability?

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Wednesday

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Thursday

Judy Blume attends The 2020 MAKERS Conference on February 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MAKERS hide caption

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Saturday

Nadia (center) prays at the grave of her son Oleg Kunynets, a Ukrainian military serviceman who was killed in the east of the country, during his funeral in Lviv, Ukraine, on Feb. 7. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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How Russia's war galvanized Ukraine and still threatens the world order

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Tuesday

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks in the briefing room of the State Department in Washington, Jan. 7, 2022. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Blinken has a lot on his plate including tensions with China and the war in Ukraine

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Tuesday

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Friday

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Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod, and Jessie Buckley in a scene from Women Talking. Michael Gibson/Michael Gibson hide caption

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Friday

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Wednesday

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Monday

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John Legend wants to transform the criminal justice system, one DA at a time

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Monday

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