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NPR's Franco Ordoñez will headline WGLT's Radio Faces on Nov. 8

NPR's Franco Ordonez will be our featured speaker at WGLT's Radio Faces fundraiser on Nov. 8 at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center.
For our 17th annual event, WGLT is thrilled to host NPR’s Franco Ordoñez. Ordoñez has served as a White House correspondent for NPR since 2019.

Radio Faces is our annual celebration of public radio and the people who make it possible. Radio Faces returns – IN PERSON! – the evening of Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

For our 17th annual event, we’re thrilled to host NPR’s Franco Ordoñez. Ordoñez has served as a White House correspondent for NPR since 2019.

Ordoñez has reported from all over the world, including Cuba, Columbia, and from the war in Ukraine. Now, Ordoñez is spending time on the campaign trail as we head into the 2024 general election. He is also a regular contributor to the NPR Politics Podcast.

The event will include a VIP reception and networking with the WGLT team and Ordoñez, dinner, and a lively presentation and Q&A.

Event sponsorships now available, and individual tickets are also for sale.

Questions? Contact WGLT Assistant General Manager Melissa Libert.

About Franco Ordoñez

Franco Ordoñez is a White House Correspondent for NPR's Washington Desk. Before he came to NPR in 2019, Ordoñez covered the White House for McClatchy. He has also written about diplomatic affairs, foreign policy, and immigration, and has been a correspondent in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Haiti.

Ordoñez has received several state and national awards for his work, including the Casey Medal, the Gerald Loeb Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is a two-time reporting fellow with the International Center for Journalists and is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and the University of Georgia.

About Radio Faces

WGLT has hosted the best of the best in public radio as part of the Radio Faces annual tradition. We last gathered in person for our 15th annual event in 2019 with NPR’s Korva Coleman. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Radio Faces went virtual in 2021 when we hosted NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe and Don Gonyea.

Contact Melissa at mmboehn@ilstu.edu.
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