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Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent

Scott Horsley is a White House correspondent for NPR News. He reports on the policy and politics of the Obama Administration, with a special emphasis on economic issues.

The 2012 campaign is the third presidential contest Horsley has covered for NPR. He previously reported on Senator John McCain's White House bid in 2008 and Senator John Kerry's campaign in 2004. Thanks to this experience, Horsley has become an expert in the motel shampoo offerings of various battleground states.

Horsley took up the White House beat after serving as a San Diego-based business correspondent for NPR where he covered fast food, gasoline prices, and the California electricity crunch of 2000. He reported from the Pentagon during the early phases of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before joining NPR in 2001, Horsley was a reporter for member station KPBS-FM, where he received numerous honors, including a Public Radio News Directors' award for coverage of the California energy crisis.

Earlier in his career, Horsley worked as a reporter for WUSF-FM in Tampa, Florida, and as a news writer and reporter for commercial radio stations in Boston and Concord, New Hampshire. Horsley began his professional career as a production assistant for NPR's Morning Edition.

Horsley earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MBA from San Diego State University.

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Obama Holds Final News Conference Before Leaving Office

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CBO Predicts Obamacare Repeal Could Leave Millions Without Insurance

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In Lead Up To Inauguration, Trump Comments On Obamacare, NATO

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HHS Nominee Tom Price Reveals Plan To Avoid Conflicts Of Interest

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Trump Outlines Plans To Step Back From Business Empire

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Farewell Speech Highlights White House Wins Over The Last 8 Years

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Obama Returns To Chicago For Final Speech As President

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Reports: Trump Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To Be Named Senior Adviser

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Michelle Obama delivers her final remarks as first lady during a Jan. 6 ceremony at the White House honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Michelle Obama's Emotional Farewell: 'The Power Of Hope' Has 'Allowed Us To Rise'

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Volunteers in Des Moines make calls at the campaign headquarters of then-Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama on Dec. 5, 2007 ahead of the Iowa caucus. Obama has called those "fired-up" campaign workers from his 2008 campaign, one of his proudest legacies. Rick Gershon/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Legacy: His Army Of Campaign Volunteers Continues To Serve

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Kesha Wilson holds her 1-year-old son, Kamiyan Cooper, while family nurse practitioner Terrance James makes notes as part of an examination, at a county health center in Portland, Ore., in 2012. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Trump Continues To Question Evidence That Russia Meddled In U.S. Election

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Obama's Post-White House Plans Include My Brother's Keeper Effort

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