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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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Trump Returns To Campaign Tone In First Post-Election Rallies

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Trump's Choice To Oversee Medicaid Signals Likely Changes

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Obama Presents 21 Medals Of Freedom In White House Ceremony

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Trump Offers Key Posts To Sen. Sessions, Rep. Pompeo, Retired Lt. Gen. Flynn

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Obama Talks Transition In First Post-Election News Conference

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Trump Names Priebus Chief Of Staff; Bannon Chief Strategist

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Obama Hosts President-Elect Donald Trump At The White House

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Obama Strikes Concillatory Tone In Reaction To Trump Victory

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President Barack Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Miami on Thursday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Obama Tries To Bridge A 'Black Enthusiasm Gap' In Florida

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Obama Campaigns For Hillary Clinton In North Carolina

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White House spokesman Josh Earnest at the White House briefing Tuesday, where he said he would "neither defend nor criticize what Director [James] Comey has decided to communicate to the public" regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Bill Clinton gives a farewell address at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting on Sept. 21 in New York City. Taylor Hill/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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