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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News Brief: James Comey Talks To NPR, Michael Cohen Investigation, Shinzo Abe Visits U.S.

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announces he will not seek re-election on Wednesday. Ryan, 48, cited wanting to be around his adolescent children more often. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'No Regrets': House Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-Election

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It Appears The White House Has Put Special Counsel Mueller On Notice

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The Office of Government Ethics on Monday said that as an agency head, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt bears "a heightened responsibility" when it comes avoiding conflicts of interest. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks about the $1.3 trillion spending bill that he signed, despite an earlier veto threat. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, Averting A Government Shutdown

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in October on the day arguments took place in a case about political maps in Wisconsin. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Democrat Conor Lamb appears to have won the special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, based on a review of the vote by public radio station WESA. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrat Conor Lamb Appears To Have Won Pa. Special Election. Here's What It Means

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News Brief: Florida Gun Bill Progresses, View From China On Tariffs

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