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Domenico Montanaro

Senior Political Editor/Correspondent, Washington Desk

Domenico Montanaro is NPR's senior political editor/correspondent. Based in Washington, D.C., his work appears on air and online delivering analysis of the political climate in Washington and campaigns. He also helps edit political coverage.

Montanaro joined NPR in 2015 and oversaw coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, including for broadcast and digital.

Before joining NPR, Montanaro served as political director and senior producer for politics and law at PBS NewsHour. There, he led domestic political and legal coverage, which included the 2014 midterm elections, the Supreme Court, and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Prior to PBS NewsHour, Montanaro was deputy political editor at NBC News, where he covered two presidential elections and reported and edited for the network's political blog, "First Read." He has also worked at CBS News, ABC News, The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, and taught high school English.

Montanaro earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

A native of Queens, N.Y., Montanaro is a life-long Mets fan and college basketball junkie.

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Nikki Haley, second from left, then South Carolina Gov.-elect, is seated with Vice President Joe Biden during a luncheon at the Blair House across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Saturday

Week in Politics: Biden's executive actions on asylum, Trump's conviction in the polls

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Friday

Hunter Biden departs from federal court, Monday, June 3, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Saturday

Donald Trump has been convicted. What comes next?

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Friday

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Former President Donald Trump sits in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York on May 20. A jury found Trump guilty of all 34 felony counts on Thursday. Dave Sanders/The New York Times via AP, Pool hide caption

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Thursday

DOMENICO

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Trump supporters and their opponents spar outside of the criminal court where the former president is on trial on Wednesday in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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MAY NPR ELECTION POLL

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President Biden stands on stage as Vice President Kamala Harris introduces him during a campaign rally Wednesday at Girard College in Philadelphia. Andrew Harnik/Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

President Joe Biden speaks at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, April 14, 2022 Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Monday

Voters fill out their ballots at a polling place, Feb. 29, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Sunday

President Biden speaks to supporters and volunteers during a campaign stop in Philadelphia on April 18. The campaigns and affiliated groups have spent more on ads in Pennsylvania than in any other state. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

In this May 26, 2006 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols the international border separating Sonoyta, Mexico, right of fence, and Lukeville, Ariz., in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Campaigns are starting earlier than ever -- due, in part, to early voting

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Wednesday

How political stances on abortion have shifted — for Biden, Trump and voters

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Tuesday

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Friday

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Roundup: Michael Cohen Testifies Against Trump And Maryland's Senate Race Is Set

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Wednesday

President Biden and former President Trump will debate in June

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Tuesday

Key primaries today could have implications for control of the Senate

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Saturday

Stormy Daniels testifies in Trump hush money trial

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Friday

Judge Juan Merchan presides over proceedings as Stormy Daniels, far right, answers questions on direct examination by assistant district attorney Susan Hoffinger in Manhattan criminal court as former President Donald Trump and defense attorney Todd Blanche look on, Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in New York. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Mike Johnson Keeps His Job — For Now

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