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Scott Detrow

Congressional Reporter

Scott Detrow is a Congressional reporter for NPR. He also co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast.

Detrow joined NPR in 2015 to cover the presidential election. He focused on the Republican side of the 2016 race, spending time on the campaign trail with Donald Trump, and also reported on the election's technology and data angles.

Detrow worked as a statehouse reporter for member stations WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and KQED in San Francisco, California. He has also covered energy policy for NPR's StateImpact project, where his reports on Pennsylvania's hydraulic fracturing boom won a DuPont-Columbia and national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013.

Detrow got his start in public radio at Fordham University's WFUV. He graduated from Fordham, despite spending most of his time in the newsroom, and is also working toward completing a master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government.

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Trump's First 100 Days: The State Of 'The Resistance'

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Spending Bill To Keep The Government Open Becomes Contentious

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Politics This Week: Health Care Legislation

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Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez walk past each other during their "Come Together and Fight Back" tour at the James L. Knight Center on Wednesday in Miami, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Sanders' Unity Tour With DNC Chair Exposes Rifts But Also Suggests Common Goals

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Sanders And Perez Try To Unite Democrats Across The Country

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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during an event at the the James L. Knight Center on Thursday in Miami as part of a Democratic unity tour. Sanders is getting heat for campaigning with Omaha, Neb., mayoral candidate Heath Mello, who has supported abortion restrictions. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Seeking To Bridge Divisions, Democrats Come Together In 'Unity' Tour

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Democrats Target Rep. Issa's Seat As One They Could Take From Republicans

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Morning News Brief: North Korea Missile Test, Turkish Vote, Ohio Manhunt

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News Brief: U.S. Strategy On Assad Lacks Details, North Korea Aggression

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Sorting Out The Congressional Russia Investigations

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Senate Intel Committee Eager To Avoid Partisanship In Russia Investigation

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A 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown Next Week Appears All But Inevitable

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