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Taylor Haney

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.

Some of his favorite work on Morning Edition has brought listeners moments of musical joy and ecstasy, including interviews with funk bassist Bootsy Collins and Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq.

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.