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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 Issues New Executive Actions Ahead Of 100th Day In Office

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Trump Hosts Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots At The White House

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy beside coach Bill Belichick, after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime at Super Bowl 51 in Houston. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Trump Travels To Wisconsin To Tout 'Buy American, Hire American' Policy

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Wipro Ltd. employees walk inside the company's compound in January during a break at their headquarters in Bangalore, India. Top Indian IT companies are in the crosshairs of proposed changes to U.S. H-1B visas, including an executive order President Trump is expected to sign Tuesday. Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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Trump Continues To Shift Positions On Key Campaign Issues

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Bomb Dropped On Afghan Province Was Historic In Size

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Trump Changes Tone In Meeting With Secretary General Of NATO

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Trump, In A 180-Degree Switch, Says NATO 'No Longer Obsolete'

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Sean Spicer Apologizes For Controversial Assad-Hitler Comparison

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White House Press Secretary Suggests Even Hitler Didn't Use Chemical Weapons

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President Trump, joined by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left), speaks during a bilateral meeting with the Chinese president in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 7. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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White House Spokesman Stumbles Over Assad-Hitler Comparison

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