Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of the New York Times podcast First Person. Previously, she hosted NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and was one of the hosts of NPR’s morning news podcast Up First. Before joining the Sunday morning team, she served as an NPR correspondent based in Brazil, Israel, Mexico, and Iraq.
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. While hosting Weekend Edition Sunday, Garcia-Navarro and her team also received a Gracie for their coverage of the #MeToo movement.
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 US-led invasion, where she stayed covering the conflict.
Garcia-Navarro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in international relations from Georgetown University and a Master of Arts degree in journalism from City University in London.
Garcia-Navarro joined the Dialogue as a Member in 2021.