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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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After Weeks Of Delay, Biden's Official Transition Will Finally Begin

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Trump Refuses To Concede, Biden Transition Team Forges Ahead

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Where Polling Went Wrong In The 2020 Presidential Election

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins delivers election night remarks to supporters and staff on Nov. 3 in Bangor, Maine. Collins was down by 4 points in an average of polls before Election Day but won by 9 percentage points. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Joe Biden Elected President: NPR Political Reporters Discuss Latest On Race

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State Of The Race: Where Vote Counts Are At In Key States

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