Domenico Montanaro Domenico Montanaro is NPR's lead editor for politics and digital audience.
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Domenico Montanaro

Lead Editor, Politics & Digital Audience

Domenico Montanaro is NPR's lead editor for politics and digital audience. Based in Washington, D.C., he directs political coverage across the network's broadcast and digital platforms.

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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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 18

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Women gather for a rally and march at Grant Park on Saturday in Chicago to urge voter turnout ahead of the midterm elections. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 11

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks on a phone while walking to a room on Capitol Hill to read the report on the supplemental FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 4

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Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have been hopeful about making big gains in the midterm elections, but a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows Republican enthusiasm surging. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Amid Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle, Democratic Enthusiasm Edge Evaporates

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh scowls as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Thursday. Afterward, many observers felt he had revealed a partisan side never before seen from a Supreme Court nominee. Melina Mara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Lasting Political Impact of The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings

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How Testimonies From Kavanaugh And Blasey Ford Unfolded Before The Senate

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The Credibility Contest Between Ford And Kavanaugh

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News Brief: Kavanaugh And The Midterms, Interest Rates, Cosby Sentencing

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Demonstrators gather on Capitol Hill at the office of GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine to protest the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 20

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 6 for the third day of his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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