Lilly Quiroz (she/her/ella) is a production assistant for Morning Edition and Up First. She pitches and produces interviews for Morning Edition, and occasionally goes to the dark side to produce the podcast Up First on the overnights.
Quiroz began working at NPR as an intern for Weekend All Things Considered in the fall of 2018. She has also worked as an assistant producer at the Spanish-speaking TV station Telemundo affiliate in Lubbock, TX.
As a foray into long-form audio, Quiroz pitched and reported a Life Kit episode about sex ed for queer folks and is proud to have contributed to the service journalism Life Kit does. She was also part of the Weekend All Things Considered team that won the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting in 2018.
Quiroz graduated from Texas Tech University with a dual bachelor's degree in Journalism and Languages with a focus in German.
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