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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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Week In Politics: The COVID-19 Pandemic And The State Of The Presidential Race

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Democrats Think Prioritizing Health Care Will Give Them Wins In 2020

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Shoppers wear masks at Eastern Market in Washington, D.C., on May 17. An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that most Americans think it will take at least six months to return to normal daily life. Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Two-Thirds Expect Return To Normal Will Take 6 Months Or More

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Former President Obama Calls Out President Trump In The Commencement Speech

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Then-President Obama and then-President-elect Donald Trump shake hands during a transition planning meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in November of 2016. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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California Sen. Kamala Harris, left, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are two potential running mates for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, a former vice president himself. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks remotely Tuesday during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the coronavirus. Win McNamee/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, seen here in the Oval Office on Wednesday, holds up a chart showing that the United States has done more total tests than a number of peer nations. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Half Of Households Financially Impacted By Coronavirus. It Could Get Worse.

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Coronavirus Takes Unprecended Toll On American Livelihoods

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President Trump spoke in the East Room of the White House Tuesday spoke about supporting small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic through the Paycheck Protection Program. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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