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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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Trump's Primary Support Gathers Steam Ahead Of Republican Convention
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Donald Trump Holds Rally In California Ahead Of Final Primaries
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Donald Trump made a stop in Lawrenceville, N.J., last week and is heading out to several more states that vote on June 7. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump To Campaign In Final Primary States, Raising Cash Along The Way
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Donald Trump Clarifies Position On Gun Control At National Rifle Association
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The pastor of Fort Des Moines Church of Christ in Des Moines, Iowa, says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "morally loathsome." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Many Evangelicals Are In 'An Awkward Place' With Trump Atop GOP
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Protesters Surround RNC Headquarters Amid Trump Meetings
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Attorney William Johnson, a leader of the American Freedom Party and self-proclaimed white nationalist, made it onto Trump's list of delegates. He now says he will not attend the convention. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Sen. Ben Sasse hands out water at the Lincoln Marathon in Nebraska. The Republican has vowed not to vote for Trump and is calling for a third candidate to emerge. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Republican Sen. Ben Sasse Calls For Third-Party Challenger To Trump, Clinton
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With Cruz Out And Trump A 'Presumptive Nominee,' What's Next For GOP?
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GOP Rivals Focus On Future Contests To Deny Donald Trump The Nomination
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Cruz, Kasich Join Forces In Last-Ditch Effort To Stop Trump
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When a megastar like Prince dies, collective mourning ensues. But if you didn't grow up hooked on the music — whether out of taste, or even because you weren't allowed — these moments can be somewhat isolating. Todd Davidson/Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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Jay Reinhart and Frank Zento performed an original song written for Donald Trump during a Staten Island GOP event where the candidate spoke last Sunday. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Jay Reinhart on Trump's language
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Trump, Clinton Put Distance Between Themselves And Challengers
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