Wade Goodwyn Biography
Wade Goodwyn is a National Desk Correspondent for National Public Radio. Reporting since 1991, Goodwyn has covered a wide range of issues, from mass shootings and hurricanes to Republican politics. Whatever it might be, Goodwyn covers the national news emanating from the Lone Star State.
Wade Goodwyn Age
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Wade Goodwyn Spouse
Goodwyn is happily married with two children and works out of a home studio in Dallas, Texas.
Wade Goodwyn Education
Goodwyn attended the University of Texas, graduating with a degree in history.
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Wade Goodwyn Career
Wade Goodwyn is a National Desk Correspondent for National Public Radio. Goodwyn began his career in radio as a freelancer and began working for NPR in 1991. His coverage focuses on news in and around Texas. His first career was as a political campaign staffer for Lloyd Doggett and Ralph Nader. He spent time in New York as a political organizer, and his time listening to WNYC inspired him to pursue a career in radio in general, and with NPR in particular.
In 1991, Goodwyn met with All Things Considered host Robert Siegel, who connected him with the NPR hiring office. Without prior experience in radio or journalism, Goodwyn began as a freelancer, learning radio techniques from his first editor, Judith Doherty. To make his career transition financially possible, he moved back to Texas.
In 1993 he went to Waco, Texas to add to National Desk Correspondent John Burnett’s coverage of the 1993 Branch Davidian siege. It became a major national story, and Goodwyn managed the first interview of a former Branch Davidian and other scoops which led to his being hired by NPR as a staff correspondent.
Goodwyn’s stories are frequently included in NPR programs like All Things Considered and Morning Edition, covering Texas, the surrounding states, and other stories of national interest. Some of the noteworthy stories covered major hurricanes, the Oklahoma City bombing, the first case of Ebola in the United States. Goodwyn is known for his baritone voice, which he says deepened with age.