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Arnie Seipel

Deputy Washington Editor

Arnie Seipel is the Deputy Washington Editor for NPR. He oversees daily news coverage of politics and the inner workings of the federal government. Prior to this role, he edited politics coverage for seven years, leading NPR's reporting on the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections. In between campaigns, Seipel edited coverage of Congress and the White House, and he coordinated coverage of major events including State of the Union addresses, Supreme Court confirmations and congressional hearings.

Seipel was on the presidential campaign trail for NPR in 2012 as a producer. He spent several years as an editor on Morning Edition. His NPR career began in 2008 as an administrative assistant, working stints on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered and delivering daily weather forecasts for NPR's former Berlin station before moving to the newsroom full time.

Seipel started out in journalism as an intern at the CBS News Washington Bureau and earned a bachelor's degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland.

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'Today' Veteran Willard Scott, Who Delivered Weather With Shtick, Dies At 87

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Vice President Harris Hints That She Has Discussed Filibuster Changes With Senators

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