Lakshmi Singh is a midday newscaster and a guest host for NPR, which she joined in 2000. Millions of listeners have come to know Singh over the decades as a voice they can trust, making hers one of the most recognizable names in public broadcasting. Her contributions have earned multiple honors over the last 30 years for a broad spectrum of stories covering race, immigration, health, and the arts. Singh also continues to champion the recruitment of journalists who will help newsrooms best reflect the evolving demographics of the country they cover. That includes stepped-up efforts, in collaboration with NPR Member stations, to locate and hire talented people of color across media platforms, especially in executive positions influential in identifying and shaping coverage of historically underrepresented communities.