Taylor Haney is a producer and director for NPR's Morning Edition and Up First.
In 2022, he produced a Morning Edition series from Afghanistan on the anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal and return to Taliban rule. His work also brought him to Tunisia to produce stories on the country's elections and democratic backsliding 12 years after the Arab Spring.
He was in Des Moines for the 2020 Iowa Caucuses to produce a live broadcast from a coffee shop. He produced Politics is Personal, an audio/visual project ahead of the 2018 midterm elections that won a White House News Photographer Association Award. He was in Houston as Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017. He once spent a year investigating an old family story of a horse theft.
As a Fulbright fellow, he studied Tibetan music in Dharamshala, India. Before joining NPR, he interned for KPCC in Pasadena, Calif., and earned a master's degree from USC's Annenberg School of Journalism.
NPR's A Martinez speaks with singer Laufey about making jazz more accessible to younger generations. She has a new album called Bewitched.
The jazz drummer records live performances and then manipulates those recordings in creative ways. His new album pulls from the pool of recordings that shaped his 2018 work, Universal Beings.
The Library of Congress is debuting 10 works of new music about the COVID-19 pandemic. The project takes inspiration from Giovanni Boccaccio, a writer who collected stories about the Black Death.