Maria Godoy

Maria Godoy is an editor with NPR's digital news division, where she oversees national news coverage.  From the national debate over gay marriage, to the downfall of GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, to a colorful virtual journey with an aerial photographer, Maria uses a mix of formats — text, images, audio, video and interactive Web tools — to tell news and feature stories online.  She was part of the NPR news teams that won the 2007 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Issues and the 33rd annual Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio & Television.

She is also a 2008 Ethics fellow at the Poynter Institute.  Godoy is currently spearheading's 2008 elections coverage and previously worked on the 2006 and 2004 campaign coverage.  Prior to joining NPR in 2003, Godoy worked as a science and technology reporter/television field producer for TechTV and as a daily science news editor at  A native of Guatemala, Godoy received her B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and was also an English literature fellow at the University of Sheffield in England. 

Recent Posts by Maria Godoy

  • Sexual Abuse of Native American Women

    One in three Native American women will be raped in her lifetime. This two-part series tells the story behind this shocking statistic — a story of both human tragedy and  systematic failure of criminal justice on and off of reservations.  This series led to the reopening of a sexual assault case, Congressional hearings, and the launching of a website to manage donations to help sexual assault victims living in the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Originally aired on NPR on July 25 and 26, 2007.

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