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Lilly Quiroz

Lilly Quiroz

Production Assistant, Morning Edition

Lilly Quiroz (she/her/ella) is a production assistant for Morning Edition and Up First. She pitches and produces interviews for Morning Edition, and occasionally goes to the dark side to produce the podcast Up First on the overnights.

Quiroz began working at NPR as an intern for Weekend All Things Considered in the fall of 2018. She has also worked as an assistant producer at the Spanish-speaking TV station Telemundo affiliate in Lubbock, TX.

As a foray into long-form audio, Quiroz pitched and reported a Life Kit episode about sex ed for queer folks and is proud to have contributed to the service journalism Life Kit does. She was also part of the Weekend All Things Considered team that won the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting in 2018.

Quiroz graduated from Texas Tech University with a dual bachelor's degree in Journalism and Languages with a focus in German.

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Resilience and Innovation: An Alt.Latino Podcast Extra En Español

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Melvin y su hijo Néstor, fueron una de las familias separadas bajo la política de cero tolerancia de la administración del Presidente Trump. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Separados en la frontera: padre e hijo están reunidos, pero los obstáculos persisten.

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Melvin and his son Néstor were one family that was separated under former President Donald Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy. Néstor says he would have frequent nightmares about the separation. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Separated At The Border, A Father Reunites With His Son. But Struggles Remain

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What Got Us Through 2020? For Many, It Was Hobbies, Relationships And 4-Legged Pals

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Guggenheim's Audio Guide Brings The Art Museum To Listeners' 'Mind's Eye'

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In her video Weehawken to Gettysburg Cathy Cluck stands near a statue of Alexander Hamilton in New Jersey. Cluck took a 15-day road trip to visit some of the places she teaches her students about each year and posted daily highlights to her YouTube. Catherine Cluck via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Texas Teacher Takes Her Students On A Road Trip Through U.S. History — Remotely

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Former DHS Official: Trump Pouring 'Fuel On The Fire' Of Domestic Extremism

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Diego Luna Says Shared Meals On 'Pan Y Circo' Transformed Cast And Crew Alike

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In Their Own Words: How The Americans With Disabilities Act Changed People's Lives

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Even With Rappers Set To Perform, Super Bowl's Halftime Show Remains Tone-Deaf

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