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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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Questions Remain As FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

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The politics of the search of Mar-a-Lago

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Abortion-rights supporters cheer as the proposed Kansas constitutional amendment that would allow abortion restrictions in the state fails. They were watching election results at the Kansas for Constitutional Freedom watch party in Overland Park. Dave Kaup/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A roundup of results from Tuesday's key primaries that took place in 5 states

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Then-President Donald Trump looks on as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the Florida Homecoming rally at the BB&T Center in 2019. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Politics chat: Jan. 6 committee break; Trump, Pence at dueling rallies; Biden health

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The first season ends for the House committee on the Jan. 6 attacks

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This exhibit from video released by the House Jan. 6 select committee shows then-President Donald Trump recording a video statement on the afternoon of Jan. 6 from the White House Rose Garden. House Select Committee via AP hide caption

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Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump addresses them during a rally on Jan. 6, 2021. A NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that a majority of respondents blame Trump for the attack on the Capitol that followed the rally, but that a slightly larger majority don't think he'll face charges. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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A majority thinks Trump is to blame for Jan. 6 but won't face charges, poll finds

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Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden answers a question from ten-year-old Marcus LanFrfanca, left, during a town hall event at Clinton College on August 29, 2019 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Just 5 Percent Of Young Voters Strongly Approve Of Biden's Performance

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Rudy Giuliani's videotaped testimony appears on a video screen above members of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol during its seventh hearing on July 12, 2022. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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