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Meet New NPR Weekend Edition Sunday Host, Lulu Garcia-Navarro

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Stephen Voss/NPR

WUFT-FM Morning Edition host Glenn Richards’ spoke with award winning journalist, Lulu Garcia-Navarro, the new host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday (Sundays from 8:00 to 10:00 AM on Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM).

Lulu became host of Weekend Edition Sunday last month after being NPR’s international correspondent in South America, based in Rio de Janeiro.

Ms. Garcia-Navarro has also been NPR’s correspondent in Mexico and spent many years in the Middle East in Israel and Iraq. She was one of the first reporters to enter Libya after the 2011 Arab Spring began and spent months painting a vivid portrait of a country at war.

Her work earned her a 2011 George Foster Peabody Award, a Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club, an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Alliance for Women and the Media’s Gracie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

 

About Glenn Richards

Glenn Richards is Operations Coordinator and local host for Morning Edition on WUFT-FM. His background includes 30+ years of radio in South Florida as an air personality, promotion director, and morning show producer (WSHE, WZTA, & WFLC). His previous education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami where he was also general manager of WVUM-FM. Upon his arrival in Gainesville in 2006 to pursue a telecommunication master’s degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, he worked as an air personality at WRUF-FM (both Rock104 and Country 103.7 The Gator). One of Glenn’s passions is local music. Since 1990, he has produced and hosted local music programs in both South Florida and Gainesville, playing demos and independent releases from unsigned artists, many of whom went on to national prominence including: Marilyn Manson, Sister Hazel, For Squirrels, Matchbox 20, Saigon Kick, Mary Karlzen, Nil Lara, Hundred Waters, and more.

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