Sarah McCammon
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Sarah McCammon
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Sarah McCammon

Political Reporter

Sarah McCammon is a political reporter covering the 2016 presidential election. Prior to joining NPR in 2015, she reported on local and national news at public radio stations in Georgia, Iowa, and Nebraska.

While in Iowa, McCammon hosted the statewide broadcast of NPR's Morning Edition and contributed to NPR's coverage of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses and general election. She also has a special interest in science and health journalism. She's covered debates over oil pipelines in the Southeast and Midwest, fights over water in Nebraska, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in Iowa, and coastal environmental issues in Georgia.

McCammon traces her interest in political reporting back to childhood, when she would watch Sunday morning roundtable shows – recorded on the VCR during church – with her father on Sunday afternoons. In 1998, she spent a semester serving as a U.S. Senate Page.

In addition to reporting for public radio, McCammon's work has been featured by the Kansas City Star, Chicago Sun-Times, and Washington Post. She's received numerous regional and national journalism awards, including the Atlanta Press Club's "Excellence in Broadcast Radio Reporting" honor in 2015.

McCammon is a native of Kansas City, Mo., and a proud Midwesterner. She studied literature and history at Oxford University in the U.K. while completing her undergraduate degree at Trinity College near Chicago.

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Donald Trump Tells Supporters That He Won The Debate With Clinton

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Donald Trump Travels To Florida Following First Presidential Debate

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Clinton And Trump Meet In First Presidential Debate

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Trump, Pence Strike Contrasting Tones On Campaign Trail

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a Bible that was given to him by his mother as he speaks during the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, 2015. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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What Does Trump's Promise Of A Nation 'Under One God' Really Mean?

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Trump's Vision: Uniting 'Under One God' Vs. Religious Freedom

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Clinton Jumps On Trump Comments Over Where Obama Was Born

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Donald Trump speaks during a rally September 9 in Pensacola, Fla. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Inside Donald Trump's Stump Speech, Annotated

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Trump's Stump Speech Reveals Changing Style With A Consistent Theme

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Trump, Pence Make Their Pitch To Christian Conservatives

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Clinton, Trump Evoke Close Ties To New York In Discussing 9/11 Attacks

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Trump Campaigns In Predominantly Black Neighborhood In Cleveland

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