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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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Drone Strikes Impact Saudi Oil Facilities

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Constance Wu stars as Destiny in Hustlers, a movie about a group of strip club employees who unite to hustle wealthy men. STXfilms hide caption

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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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People attend a candlelight prayer vigil outside Immanuel Baptist Church, located near the scene of the mass shooting on August 5, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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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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On The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown — a Miss Alabama USA winner from Tuscaloosa — recently sparked a conversation about sex and morality. "I can't decide if I'm glad it was me or not that started the conversation — but I'm in it now," she says. Mark Bourdillon/ABC via AP hide caption

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'I Have Had Sex ... And Jesus Still Loves Me': 'Bachelorette' Stands Firm In Her Faith

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'Bernadette' Is A Cautionary Tale About Putting Creativity Aside After Kids

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'I Know That They're Cared For.' Why One Mom Has Chosen To Foster Migrant Children

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Gender reveal parties are all over social media and television shows, including Black-ish, are featuring their own. But 11 years ago, when Jenna Karvunidis had her own party that went viral, she never imagined just how big these parties would become. Kelsey McNeal/Walt Disney Television via Getty hide caption

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Woman Who Popularized Gender-Reveal Parties Says Her Views On Gender Have Changed

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Maryland Family Has Fostered Dozens Of Unaccompanied Migrant Children

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Carol (Angela Bassett) shows up unannounced in New York City for a surprise visit with her adult son, Matt (Sinqua Walls) in the new Netflix film Otherhood. Linda Kallerus/Netflix hide caption

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When The Kids Grow Up, Motherhood Becomes A State Of 'Otherhood'

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Volcano Experts And Archaeologists Are Clashing Over Access To Study Pompeii

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