Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR foreign correspondent based in Jerusalem, is the latest recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award from CPB, which recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to public radio. CPB said in a statement that it selected Garcia-Navarro "for her in-depth coverage of world events, particularly from volatile regions — a hallmark of her reporting — and in honor of all international correspondents and journalists who undertake great risks to report on the people and cultures impacted by conflict."
“Covering foreign news has become more dangerous, expensive and complicated than ever but it has never been more vital," said Garcia-Navarro. "My overseas colleagues often put themselves in harm’s way to report stories that illuminate global events and their impact for our audience. I humbly accept this award on behalf of my fellow foreign correspondents and the local staff who help them.”
CPB will present the honor later this month in Washington, D.C. Prior recipients include This American Life's Ira Glass, former NPR President Kevin Klose and, last year, Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for NPR.