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Domenico Montanaro

Lead Editor, Politics & Digital Audience

Domenico Montanaro is NPR's lead editor for politics and digital audience. Based in Washington, D.C., he directs political coverage across the network's broadcast and digital platforms.

Before joining NPR in 2015, Montanaro served as political director and senior producer for politics and law at PBS NewsHour. There, he led domestic political and legal coverage, which included the 2014 midterm elections, the Supreme Court and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Prior to PBS NewsHour, Montanaro was deputy political editor at NBC News, where he covered two presidential elections and reported and edited for the network's political blog, "First Read." He has also worked at CBS News, ABC News, The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, and has taught high-school English.

Montanaro earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University

A native of Queens, N.Y., Montanaro is a die-hard Mets fan and college-basketball junkie.

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From left, National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, ex-CIA Director John Brennan, and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart participate in the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on worldwide threats last year. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Former FBI Director To Lead Probe Of Russian Meddling

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Morning News Brief: Robert Mueller As Special Counsel, New Google Products

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President Trump is facing the biggest pressure of his young presidency over an allegation that he pressured the FBI director to end an investigation. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Morning News Brief: Trump's Request To Comey And Sharing Intelligence With Russia

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In 2003, reporters listen to the then-newly released 240 hours of Nixon White House recorded conversations at the National Archives in College Park, Md. Joyce Naltchayan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, seen in the Oval Office on Wednesday, spoke out publicly for the first time Thursday about his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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James Comey's March 20 testimony on Capitol Hill contradicted some of the president's positions. It was the first time he publicly acknowledged the FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump associates and Russia. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. Stewart On Comey Firing: 'It Was Probably Appropriate To Make A Change'

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Morning News Brief: Why Trump Fired Comey, And What's Next For The FBI

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News Brief: Sally Yates Testimony, South Korea Election, 'Frontline' Probe

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