Lulu Garcia-Navarro Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.
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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 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.

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-September 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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iLe Sings Her Grandmother's Songs And Speaks Out Through Her Music

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Julia Roberts Is Mom In 'Wonder,' And In Life

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Donna Brazile Criticizes Clinton Camp In Campaign Memoir

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The Property Brothers Flip A Page On Their TV Triumphs

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In 'Bonfire,' Krysten Ritter Digs Up Dirt Both Environmental And Emotional

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Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Faces Opposition

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Tea And Memories With Vancouver Author Jen Sookfong Lee

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The Scary Sound Machine That Is 'Trying To Set People A Little Bit Off-Kilter'

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