Graham Smith is a producer, reporter and photographer whose curiosity has taken listeners around the U.S. and into conflict zones from the Mid-East to Asia and Africa.
Smith served a record-setting stint as supervising producer of All Things Considered, and edited Morning Edition. He now works with independent producers and NPR staffers on sound-rich, long-form investigative pieces and podcasts.
Smith was a 2019 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his work on NPR's White Lies podcast. In previous years, he accepted the Robert F. Kennedy and the Edward R. Murrow awards for investigations with Youth Radio. He earned a Murrow for battlefield reporting from Afghanistan, and another for producing in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. Smith also received the George Foster Peabody award for editing a series on teen sex trafficking in Oakland.
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