Lilly Quiroz Lilly Quiroz is an associate producer for Morning Edition and Up First.
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Lilly Quiroz

Lilly Quiroz

Associate Producer, Morning Edition

Lilly Quiroz (she/her/ella) is an associate producer for Morning Edition and Up First. She also occasionally reports from the field and takes NPR listeners on the road with her.

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 a 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. In 2023, she won the Producer Gracie Award for the story "Singer and songwriter iLe's third album, 'Nacarile,' finds a world deeply in flux."

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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Monday

Why the rapper known as Residente delayed releasing his most recent album

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Friday

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) speaks on Medicare expansion and the reconciliation package during a news conference with fellow lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 23, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Jim Clyburn on the future of the Democratic Party and his legacy

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Friday

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Jennifer Lopez: Then and now

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Friday

Helado Negro brings deep listening from ordinary life to his latest album

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Monday

Actress Lily Gladstone poses with the award for best actress in a motion picture for "Killers of the Flower Moon" in the press room during the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2024. Robyn Beck/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Lily Gladstone brings the Blackfeet language to the main stage

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Tuesday

Spanish singer Maria Jose Llergo releases debut album 'Ultrabelleza'

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Thursday

All Things Go Music Festival continues its commitment to women and queer artists

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Friday

Thursday

People walk towards the public water taxi pier in Panajachel as a boat arrives. In the background, the San Pedro volcano is visible on the Southern side of Lake Atitlán. Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala. James Rodriguez for NPR hide caption

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Lake Atitlán in Guatemala: The land of eternal spring

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Friday

Arlo Parks' sophomore album My Soft Machine is named after a line in the 2019 film The Souvenir. Parks explains, "It's very much a contrast between light and shade, numbness and hypersensitivity and the softness in the machine-like quality." Alexis Waespi hide caption

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Arlo Parks' new album 'My Soft Machine' doesn't shy away from life's hard times

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Thursday

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John Legend knows the obstacles of life after prison. He wants you to know them too

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Wednesday

The music industry watches as the U.S. government considers banning TikTok

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Wednesday

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A TikTok star who was functionally illiterate finds a community on BookTok

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Monday

Legislation in Texas would limit access to drag show performances

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Tuesday

Phoebe Plummer, pictured at a demonstration in London's Piccadilly Circus in early October, spoke to Morning Edition about the tactics Just Stop Oil is using to draw attention to the urgency of climate change. Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The activist who threw soup on a van Gogh says it's the planet that's being destroyed

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Thursday

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Singer and songwriter iLe's third album, 'Nacarile,' finds a world deeply in flux

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Saturday

Wednesday

Luisa García is the director of Profem Tijuana, a Mexican clinic that offers abortions and is near the border with the United States. In July, Americans made up an estimated 50% of patients seeking abortions there. Toya Sarno Jordan for NPR hide caption

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Wednesday

Children draw during class at the Yes We Can school in Tijuana. Toya Sarno Jordan for NPR hide caption

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In converted buses and tin-roof sheds, migrant students get a lesson in hope

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Saturday

Members of the National Guard stand guard outside a military base in Tijuana. Toya Sarno Jordan for NPR hide caption

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The cartels flexed their power in Tijuana — and now the battle for influence is on

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Monday

Life Kit: The importance of inclusion in sex education

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Friday

MUNA. Foreground: Josette Maskin; center-right: Katie Gavins. Back: Naomi McPherson. Isaac Schneider/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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MUNA's new album features growth and an 'astral projection anthem'

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Friday

Some sexuality educators are pushing for comprehensive sex education, which would include topics relevant to queer students. Aleksandr Zubkov / Getty Images hide caption

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