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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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Federal Gun Restrictions Are Likely Doomed in the Senate

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Gov. Brian Kemp trounced Trump-backed former Sen. David Perdue in Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primary. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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3 reasons Trump's influence took a big hit in Tuesday's primaries

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A recap of this week's primaries

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Pro-abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C., on May 14. While most U.S. adults favor some restrictions on abortion, according to our new poll, most also say they do not support overturning Roe v. Wade. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Two-thirds say don't overturn Roe; the court leak is firing up Democratic voters

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MAGA Republicans Dominate Key North Carolina, Pennsylvania Primaries

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Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary is too close to call between David McCormick, left, and Mehmet Oz. Hannah Beier/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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5 states went to the polls Tuesday to pick candidates in primary elections

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What the shooting in Buffalo has to do with Fox News host Tucker Carlson

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Republicans aim to paint all Democrats as radicals when it comes to abortion

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Democratic Senate nominee Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio landed in the line of conservative fire over his comments on abortion rights. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion rights and anti-abortion activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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