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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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White House Proposes Deep Cuts To Safety Nets With 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Americans Aren't So Hot On 'America First'

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Trump Embarks On First Overseas Trip Without Naming New FBI Director

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Trump Holds Joint Appearance With Colombian President

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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Named Special Counsel In Russia Probe

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Trump Denounces Media Coverage In Coast Guard Academy Commencement

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Trump Asked Comey To Shut Down Flynn Investigation, Reports Say

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Lawmakers Respond To Reports Trump Asked Comey To End Flynn Probe

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'The New York Times' Reports Trump Asked Comey To Drop Flynn Investigation

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White House Defends Trump's Conversation With Russian Officials

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