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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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Who Will Joe Biden Pick As His Running Mate?

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Joe Biden Details His Plan To Advance Racial Equity In the U.S.

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Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee chair, speaks during an event in February in Charlotte, N.C. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Meet Virtually To Approve Platform That Builds Off Biden-Sanders Effort

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Then-Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Dec. 4, 2013. "I've traveled 17,000 miles with him," Biden told attendees at a campaign rally in Nevada earlier this year. Lintao Zhang/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's Foreign Policy Is All About Relationships. That's Harder Amid A Pandemic

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