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Scott Detrow

Political Correspondent

Scott Detrow is a political correspondent for NPR. He covers the 2020 presidential campaign and co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast.

Detrow joined NPR in 2015. He reported on the 2016 presidential election, then worked for two years as a congressional correspondent before shifting his focus back to the campaign trail.

Before that, he worked as a statehouse reporter in both Pennsylvania and California, for member stations WITF and KQED. He also covered energy policy for NPR's StateImpact project, where his reports on Pennsylvania's hydraulic fracturing boom won a DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton and national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013.

Detrow got his start in public radio at Fordham University's WFUV. He graduated from Fordham, and also has a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government.

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How The Issue Of Climate Change Is Shaping The Democratic Primaries

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Beto O'Rourke Resists Calls To Drop His White House Bid And Run For Senate Instead

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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris flips pork chops at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. She came to the fair intent on proving she's a top-tier contender. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Kamala Harris' Iowa Bus Tour Has Clear Intended Message: She's A Front-Runner

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Kamala Harris Makes Her Pitch At Iowa State Fair

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2020 Democrat Joe Sestak Tries To Gain Attention In Iowa

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Biden Campaigns At Iowa State Fair

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Democratic Candidates Say Trump's Rhetoric Is Partially To Blame For Mass Shootings

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Reaction To Trump's Remarks On Two Mass Shootings

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Special Coverage: Trump Delivers Remarks After Two Weekend Mass Shootings

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In this week's Democratic debate, former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to be tested again on race. Above, he attends the Fourth of July parade in Independence, Iowa. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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