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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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Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn., speaks on Capitol Hill Sept. 13, at the unveiling of the latest Republican bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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How Rick Santorum Got A Haircut And Revived The GOP's Obamacare Repeal Effort

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After 10 Years Away From Senate, Rick Santorum At Center Of Health Care Debate

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President Trump speaks to the press at the White House, capping off a day in which he had made shifting statements and tweets over the proposed DACA deal. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Conservatives Fume Over DACA Deal As Trump Tries To Mollify His Base

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Deal Or No Deal? Confusion Swirls Over Trump's Supposed DACA Deal With Democrats

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Bernie Sanders Introduces 'Medicare-For-All' Health Bill

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Several Members Of Congress Hint At Retirement This Year

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Trump Sides With Democrats On Hurricane Relief And Fiscal Deadlines

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Politics In The News: Congress Returns On Tuesday

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Why Approving Emergency Funding For Harvey Might Not Be Easy For Congress

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Congress Anticipates Looming Funding Fight Over Harvey Relief Aid

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Tourists walk past the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee inside the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 17. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has called for the removal of all Confederate statues from the Capitol building. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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After Charlottesville, Democrats Debate How Broadly To Respond

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Post Charlottesville: Democrats Consider Ways To Keep Pressure On Trump

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about health care on Capitol Hill on June 26. Single-payer was a major policy plank of Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Bernie Sanders Knows His Medicare-For-All Bill Won't Pass. That's Not The Point

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Democrats Fear Medicare-For-All Plan Could Sharpen Party Divisions

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President Trump talks with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice before Justice spoke during a rally Thursday in Huntington, W.Va. Justice said at the rally that he intends to switch parties and rejoin the Republicans. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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