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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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Thursday

This is the Erie County Courthouse in Erie, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Making Sense Of A Swing County: Erie, Pennsylvania

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Tuesday

Will Trump's abortion announcement help or hurt him in the election?

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Sunday

Friday

President Joe Biden speaks in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

Demonstrators rally in support of Palestinians, Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Poll: Americans overwhelmingly reject criminalizing abortion, divided on other issues

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A new poll found presumptive nominees President Biden and former President Donald Trump in a statistical tie for a 2024 rematch, with Biden narrowly ahead. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Employees test voting equipment at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Miami, in advance of the 2022 midterm elections. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Abortion Heads To Florida's Ballot

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Monday

President Biden speaks to local supporters and volunteers at the office opening of the Wisconsin coordinated campaign headquarters in Milwaukee on March 13. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden is using his cash advantage to address vulnerabilities against Trump

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Friday

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Monday

A man wearing a hat with patches supportive of Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump sits at a Buckeye Values PAC rally awaiting remarks from Trump on Saturday, March 16, 2024, in Vandalia, Ohio. Meg Kinnard/AP hide caption

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Former RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel is the latest Trump ally to change tune

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Tuesday

Morning light streams into a polling location on Ohio primary election day in Knox Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Monday

Former President Donald Trump's words are under scrutiny once again

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Saturday

Week in politics: Georgia case against Trump, third parties in the presidential race

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Friday

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis arrives during a hearing on the Georgia election interference case, Friday, March, 1, 2024, in Atlanta. Alex Slitz/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

With a Biden-Trump rematch expected, we take stock of the presidential race

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Monday

Lara Trump holds up a donation check as she gives an address during the general session of the RNC Spring Meeting Friday, March 8, 2024. Michael Wyke/AP hide caption

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Biden and Trump begin events in states that are expected to be competitive this fall

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Saturday

Wednesday

Poll workers assist voters on Super Tuesday at the First Ward Creative Academy, Mecklenburg County Precinct 13 on Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C. Grant Baldwin/Getty Images hide caption

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4 takeaways from Super Tuesday

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Monday

Looking into the SCOTUS ruling on Trump's election eligibility

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The U.S Supreme Court is photographed on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, in Washington. Mariam Zuhaib/AP hide caption

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Trump To Appear On All Primary Ballots

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