Ron Elving Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for NPR.org.
Ron Elving at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 22, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Ron Elving

Senior Editor and Correspondent, Washington Desk

Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for NPR.org.

He is also a professorial lecturer and Executive in Residence in the School of Public Affairs at American University, where he has also taught in the School of Communication. In 2016, he was honored with the University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment. He has also taught at George Mason and Georgetown.

He was previously the political editor for USA Today and for Congressional Quarterly. He has been published by the Brookings Institution and the American Political Science Association. He has contributed chapters on Obama and the media and on the media role in Congress to the academic studies Obama in Office 2011, and Rivals for Power, 2013. Ron's earlier book, Conflict and Compromise: How Congress Makes the Law, was published by Simon & Schuster and is also a Touchstone paperback.

During his tenure as manager of NPR's Washington desk from 1999 to 2014, the desk's reporters were awarded every major recognition available in radio journalism, including the Dirksen Award for Congressional Reporting and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In 2008, the American Political Science Association awarded NPR the Carey McWilliams Award "in recognition of a major contribution to the understanding of political science."

Ron came to Washington in 1984 as a Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association and worked for two years as a staff member in the House and Senate. Previously, he had been state capital bureau chief for The Milwaukee Journal.

He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and master's degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of California – Berkeley.

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In 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, left, and his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, celebrate after accepting the Republican nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Week in politics: Biden-Trump debate will take place with new rules

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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on June 4. Facing a contempt vote in the House, Garland pushed back against false accusations that the Justice Department is behind the prosecution and subsequent conviction of former President Donald Trump in New York, and that falsehoods and "conspiracy theories" are harming the rule of law. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Week in politics: Trump complains about his felony trial, Biden stands by verdict

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Week in Politics: Israel offensive and Biden campaign, Trump appeals to NYC voters

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Republican primary challenger for Rep. Richard Pombo's seat, former Rep. Pete McCloskey, is shown at his law office in Redwood City, Calif., March 16, 2006. Former California Rep. McCloskey, who ran as a Republican challenging President Richard Nixon in 1972, died on May 8 at age 96. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Week in politics: An upside-down flag and an early debate

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Week in politics: Biden holds back weapons from Israel, Trump gets gag order warning

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Week in politics: Biden addresses campus protests, Democratic congressman indicted

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Week in politics: Arizona Grand Jury indictments, aid for Israel amid Gaza protests

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Week in politics: Jury selection in Trump trial, House vote and Speaker Johnson

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Week in politics: Trump responds to new abortion laws; Biden's plan for student loans

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Week in politics: Biden under pressure for Israel policy after attack on aid workers

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Week in politics: Republicans' House majority dwindles; Sen. Joe Lieberman dies

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Week in politics: Congress averts partial government shutdown, Blinken in Israel

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Week in politics: Biden's partisan State of the Union address, RNC's Trump takeover

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Week in politics: Dueling border visits, immigration reform, Biden on Gaza

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