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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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Sixty-Six Percent Of Alabamians Still Need The Shot. Can Tommy Tuberville Help?

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U.S. Capitol Police Pfc. Harry Dunn testifies Tuesday during a House select committee hearing about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Oliver Contreras/The New York Times via AP hide caption

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President Biden hosts a White House meeting about reducing gun violence on July 12. Violent crime is on the rise in many U.S. urban areas, and Democratic political strategists believe the White House needs to take on the issue of crime directly. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rising Violent Crime Is Likely To Present A Political Challenge For Democrats In 2022

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A voter marks his ballot at a polling place on Nov. 3 in Richland, Iowa. A new poll finds ensuring access to voting is more important than tamping down on voter fraud for most Americans. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind The Supreme Court's Ruling That Non-Profits Don't Need To Name Large Donors

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A waitress wears a face mask while serving at Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant in Los Angeles on June 15. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A student looks back at his mother, as he is vaccinated at a school-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students 12 and older in San Pedro, Calif., last month. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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White House Says The U.S. Will Narrowly Miss Its Vaccination Goal

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New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Andrew Yang prepares to cast his ballot at an early voting site last week. The election provides America's biggest-yet test for ranked-choice voting. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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