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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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Wednesday

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JANUARY 10: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a message for the media as part of the '2023 North American Leaders' Summit at Palacio Nacional on January 10, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. Hector Vivas/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats are trying to revamp their presidential primary calendar

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Tuesday

What we know about the classified documents found in Biden's think tank

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CLEMMONS, N.C. - NOVEMBER 08: A sign directing voters at a polling location on November 8, 2022 in Clemmons, North Carolina, United States. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Signs used for polling stations are seen in a bin at the El Paso County Courthouse during the presidential primary Texas on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: A worker replaces a sign over the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) after being elected as Speaker in the U.S. Capitol Building on January 07, 2023 in Washington, DC. After four days of voting and 15 ballots McCarthy secured enough votes to become Speaker of the House for the 118th Congress. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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McCarthy Prevails, Becomes Speaker In Late-Night House Vote

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Friday

US Republican Representative of California Kevin McCarthy listens as lawmakers take a 13th vote for House Speaker at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2023. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The ongoing quest for accountability two years after the Jan. 6 riot

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Thursday

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 05: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) gives a thumbs-up in the House Chamber during the third day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 05, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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House Impasse Continues

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., returns to his office following another disappointing day for the House majority leader. McCarthy has so far failed to become speaker after six rounds of votes. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 04: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (L) listens as Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) (R) delivers remarks in the House Chamber during the second day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 04, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reacts as Representatives cast their votes for Speaker of the House on the first day of the 118th Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 03, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

What Trump's tax returns reveal about his personal and business finances

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Abortion rights activist Sierra Frey cries while protesting in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, after the court overturned a federal right to an abortion. The landmark decision was one of the top political stories of 2022. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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