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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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Friday

Republican presidential hopeful and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign stop in Georgetown, S.C., on Thursday, ahead of the state's GOP primary on Saturday. Julia Nikhinson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A supporter of former President Donald Trump drives past campaign signs for Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley in Irmo, South Carolina. The state's Republican presidential primary is on Feb. 24. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

A look at campaign money spent by Presidential hopefuls

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Wednesday

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks during a town hall hosted by the Democratic lawmaker at Montana Technological University, Nov. 10, 2023, in Butte, Montana. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley gives a speech on the state of her campaign on Feb. 20, 2024, in Greenville, S.C. Meg Kinnard/AP hide caption

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Sunday

Trump's first criminal trial is set for March

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Friday

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ICYMI: Politics News From The Week

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Wednesday

Tom Suozzi's victory in New York might give Democrats a way to address immigration

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Democratic U.S. House candidate Tom Suozzi celebrates his victory in the special election to replace Republican Rep. George Santos on Tuesday in Woodbury, N.Y. Suozzi defeated Republican Mazi Pilip in a closely watched race. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Monday

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference on border security, following the Senate policy luncheon at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Saturday

President Biden delivers remarks Thursday at the White House. Biden addressed the special counsel's report on his handling of classified material, and the status of the war in Gaza. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

What the classified documents report could mean for Biden's bid for reelection

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President Joe Biden speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

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Immigration Legislation Is A No Go

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President Biden greets staff and patrons at Regal Lounge, a Men's Barber & Spa, in Columbia, S.C., before speaking at a political event in the area on Jan. 27. Kent Nishimura/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Here's what matters to voters — and what could change their minds if it's Biden-Trump

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Tuesday

Former U.S. President Donald Trump attends the closing arguments in the Trump Organization civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. Shannon Stapleton/AP hide caption

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No Blanket Immunity For Trump

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Sunday

Saturday

Catching up on the latest development in Trump's trial with DA Fani Willis

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Thursday

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, in Las Vegas. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Why Nevada Has A Primary AND A Caucus Next Week

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Tuesday

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It Takes Big Bucks To Run A Campaign

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Thursday

Wednesday

Left: Republican presidential candidate, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley delivers remarks at her primary-night rally at the Grappone Conference Center on January 23, 2024 in Concord, N.H. Right: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a primary election night party in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. Brandon Bell/Getty Images; Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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5 takeaways from the New Hampshire primary

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