Frank Langfitt AB, NF
International Correspondent, National Public Radio
As the National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent in London, Frank covers international stories from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and elsewhere in Europe.
Mr. Langfitt graduated from Princeton University and was a 2003 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Before moving to London, Mr. Langfitt spent five years as an NPR correspondent covering China. While based in Shanghai, he drove a free taxi around the city for a series on a changing China as seen through the eyes of ordinary people. In 2008, Mr. Langfitt's coverage of the Beijing Olympics garnered an Edward R. Murrow Award for sports reporting.
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