Brian Naylor

NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk.

In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies, including transportation and homeland security.

With more than 30 years of experience at NPR, Naylor has served as National Desk correspondent, White House correspondent, congressional correspondent, foreign correspondent and newscaster during All Things Considered. He has filled in as host on many NPR programs, including Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and Talk of the Nation.

During his NPR career, Naylor has covered many of the major world events, including political conventions, the Olympics, the White House, Congress and the mid-Atlantic region. Naylor reported from Tokyo in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, from New Orleans following the BP oil spill, and from West Virginia after the deadly explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine.

While covering the U.S. Congress in the mid-1990s, Naylor's reporting contributed to NPR's 1996 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism award for political reporting.

Before coming to NPR in 1982, Naylor worked at NPR Member Station WOSU in Columbus, Ohio, and at a commercial radio station in Maine.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maine.

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5:16am

Thu December 18, 2014
Around the Nation

TSA Administrator Says Airport Screening Is More Efficient, Risk-Based

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 2:22 pm

Travelers wait in a security line at Chicago's Midway International Airport in November.
Nam Y. Huh AP

As the holiday travel season picks up, the head of the government agency that screens airline passengers is winding down his duties. John Pistole is leaving the Transportation Security Administration at the end of December, after 4 1/2 years as administrator.

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10:55am

Sat December 13, 2014
Politics

Government Funding Bill Rolls Back Trucker Rest Requirements

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 2:21 pm

The spending bill in Congress is not just about money. Tucked inside the bill are provisions to change regulations affecting everything from banking to the environment. One regulatory rollback has those concerned about truck safety especially upset.

The regulation is part of a series of rules that spell out the number of hours that long-haul truck drivers, the ones behind the wheel of the big rigs on the interstates, can be on the road.

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4:08am

Tue December 9, 2014
Governing

Sources: FAA May Require Licenses To Fly Commercial Drones

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

Amazon is developing an unmaned aircraft project that it hopes will deliver purchases in 30 minutes or less. The FAA has been struggling to write regulations for such aircraft, but is expected to release rules this month.
AP

Drones, drones, drones.

Everybody wants one. Amazon, to deliver packages, Hollywood to shoot movie scenes, agriculture interests to monitor crops.

And everyone is waiting for the FAA to issue regulations as to how commercial drones might be allowed to operate in the U.S. Those regulations are supposed to come out by the end of the month.

The FAA has been struggling to write the rules for unmanned aircraft for several years. In 2012, Congress told the agency to get on with it and set a deadline for final regulations by September 2015.

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4:18pm

Tue December 2, 2014
Politics

Republicans Rally To Counter Obama's Immigration Action

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 7:14 pm

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6:34pm

Mon November 24, 2014
Politics

After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 10:15 am

A guide for applying to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that began in 2012. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it will begin accepting applications for the expanded DACA program in 90 days.
Damian Dovarganes AP

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the first stop for people applying for a green card, citizenship or refugee status. The agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, will be on the front line of President Obama's executive action last week, which could give legal status to an estimated 4 million undocumented people.

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4:27pm

Wed November 19, 2014
Politics

Acting Director Of Secret Service Testifies On Capitol Hill

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 7:41 pm

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6:43am

Wed November 19, 2014
Politics

Acting Secret Service Head To Testify In White House Fence Jumper Probe

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 9:02 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

A man who leaped a fence and walked into the White House cost the Secret Service director her job. Though she's gone, the questions are not, and today, the new leader faces a House committee. Here's NPR's Brian Naylor.

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12:35pm

Tue November 4, 2014
Politics

Third-Party Candidate Could Help Determine Close N.C. Senate Race

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

On this Election Day, the big question is whether Republicans will take over control of the Senate, a political shakeup with lots of ramifications for what gets done in Washington and how that affects the rest of us.

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4:33pm

Mon November 3, 2014
Politics

In North Carolina, Sen. Kay Hagan Runs Stronger Than Expected

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 6:23 pm

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BRIAN NAYLOR, BYLINE: This is Brian Naylor in Greensboro, North Carolina, where I caught up with 18-year-old Krisha Capellan, who spent this splendid fall day out knocking on doors.

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4:39am

Tue October 28, 2014
It's All Politics

Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 1:17 pm

A ballot measure in Maine over bear-baiting has drawn ads from both sides of the debate, including this one from the Maine Wildlife Conservation Council, which opposes the measure.
Maine Wildlife Conservation Council YouTube

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