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Domenico Montanaro

Lead Editor, Washington Desk

Domenico Montanaro is NPR's lead political editor. Based in Washington, DC, his work appears on air and online delivering analysis of the political climate in Washington and campaigns. He also helps edit political coverage and is the lead editor for Supreme Court coverage.

Before joining NPR in 2015, 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, NY, Montanaro is a die-hard Mets fan and college basketball junkie.

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Democratic Presidential Contenders Release Tax Returns

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says he is set to release his tax returns Monday. For the first time in his career, it's been revealed that Sanders is now, in fact, a millionaire. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaks to a group in Iowa City, Iowa, in February. Swalwell, who became the latest Democrat to run for president, was born in Iowa but grew up in California. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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News Brief: Ethiopia Crash Report, Biden, Texas ICE Raid

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Mueller Team Reportedly Frustrated; Biden Responds To Allegations Of Inappropriate Touching

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Former Vice President Biden Responds To Allegations Of Uncomfortable Physical Interactions

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally in Los Angeles on March 23. His campaign reported on Tuesday that it raised $18.2 million through the end of the first quarter of the year. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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