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Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday. She is infamous in the IT department of NPR for losing laptops to bullets, hurricanes, and bomb blasts.

Before joining the Sunday morning team, she served as an NPR correspondent based in Brazil, Israel, Mexico, and Iraq. She was one of the first reporters to enter Libya after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising began and spent months painting a deep and vivid portrait of a country at war. Often at great personal risk, Garcia-Navarro captured history in the making with stunning insight, courage, and humanity.

For her work covering the Arab Spring, Garcia-Navarro was awarded a 2011 George Foster Peabody Award, a Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club, an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Alliance for Women and the Media's Gracie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. She contributed to NPR News reporting on Iraq, which was recognized with a 2005 Peabody Award and a 2007 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton. She has also won awards for her work on migration in Mexico and the Amazon in Brazil.

Since joining Weekend Edition Sunday, Garcia-Navarro and her team have also received a Gracie for their coverage of the #MeToo movement. She's hard at work making sure Weekend Edition brings in the voices of those who will surprise, delight, and move you, wherever they might be found.

Garcia-Navarro got her start in journalism as a freelancer with the BBC World Service and Voice of America. She later became a producer for Associated Press Television News before transitioning to AP Radio. While there, Garcia-Navarro covered post-Sept. 11 events in Afghanistan and developments in Jerusalem. She was posted for the AP to Iraq before the U.S.-led invasion, where she stayed covering the conflict.

Garcia-Navarro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in international relations from Georgetown University and an Master of Arts degree in journalism from City University in London.

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Ukraine Probe Advances With New Characters And Plot Twists

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In 'Me,' Elton John Pulls Back The Curtain On A Storied Life

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Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Ronan Farrow talked with NPR ahead of the release of his book Catch and Kill. A.J. Chavar for NPR hide caption

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Ronan Farrow Stands By His Reporting On NBC's 'Corrosive' Secrecy Around Sexual Abuse

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NBC News Staff Upset With Leadership After Allegations In Ronan Farrow Book

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A minke whale breaks the surface near Boothbay Harbor in the Gulf of Maine on Aug. 10, 2018. Researchers say warming in the gulf is driving whales into waters farther north where fewer environmental protections exist. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Gulf Of Maine Is Warming, And Its Whales Are Disappearing

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Natalie Portman Is 'Lucy In The Sky,' With An Existential Crisis

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Texas voter Alston Beinhorn (left), presidential candidate Julián Castro, NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro and voter Dani Marrero Hi at Mi Tierra in San Antonio, Texas, on Sept. 30, 2019. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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'I Have To Ask You This': Julián Castro Pressed By Immigration Activist, Rancher

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Brad Pitt stars in Ad Astra as an astronaut in search of his father, who disappeared on a mission many years prior. Francois Duhamel/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Brad Pitt On Making 'Ad Astra,' Processing Trauma And Channeling David Bowie

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Drone Strikes Impact Saudi Oil Facilities

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Lonely In The Club: Constance Wu On 'Hustlers' And Her 'Unprecedented' Career

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La La La, text copyright 2017 by Kate DiCamillo, illustrations copyright 2017 by Jaime Kim. reproduced by permission of the publisher. Candlewick Press, Somerville, Mass. hide caption

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One Word Builds A World In 'La La La'

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When author Andrea Davis Pinkney decided to write a book about a sit in, her husband Brian Pinkney asked, "How am I going to illustrate this, Andrea? They're just sitting." She told him: "Well, honey ... I'm sure you'll think of something." And he did. The lunch counter in Sit-In "takes on a life of its own," she says: It's a roller coaster, it's a road, it's a character in the story. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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The Pinkneys Are A Picture Book Perfect, Author-Illustrator Couple

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Juan Gabriel's 'Amor Eterno' Takes On New Meaning After El Paso Shooting

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PJ Morton's latest album, PAUL, is out now. Keith Taylor/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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PJ Morton Taps Into His Purest Form With 'PAUL'

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