Lakshmi Singh is a midday newscaster and a guest host for NPR, which she joined in 2000.
Millions of listeners have come to know Singh over the decades as a voice they can trust, making hers one of the most recognizable names in public broadcasting.
Her contributions have earned multiple honors over the last 30 years for a broad spectrum of stories covering race, immigration, health, and the arts.
Singh also continues to champion the recruitment of journalists who will help newsrooms best reflect the evolving demographics of the country they cover. That includes stepped-up efforts, in collaboration with NPR Member stations, to locate and hire talented people of color across media platforms, especially in executive positions influential in identifying and shaping coverage of historically underrepresented communities.
Many listeners have been following Singh since her time with NPR Member stations that helped nurture her early years in journalism. These stations include WAER in Syracuse, KPBX in Spokane, WMFE in Orlando, and WAMU in the District of Columbia. She has also worked with PRI, Voice of America, The Christian Science Monitor, and Gannett Co., Inc., and was a regular contributor to the magazine shows Latino USA and Soundprint Media, enabling her to take on some of her most challenging and inspiring work as a field reporter and documentary producer that led her to Central America and the West Indies.
Singh, as they say, "bleeds orange." She is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the College of Arts and Sciences, where her degree work focused on Latin American studies, Spanish and, of course, broadcast journalism.
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