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Scott Detrow

White House Correspondent

Scott Detrow is a White House correspondent for NPR 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, covering the Democratic side of the 2020 presidential campaign.

Before NPR, Detrow 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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Election judge Michael Firth of Denver, Colorado waits for voters to drop off ballots at a drive-thru ballot drop location outside the Denver Elections Division Building on November 3, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images hide caption

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Election Conspiracy Theorists Are Canvasing The Country, Searching For Fraud

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In this photo released by the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Biden bump fists as they begin meetings in Jeddah. Saudi Press Agency/AP hide caption

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US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on efforts to lower high gas prices in the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building June 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Presidents Can't Fix Inflation. It Doesn't Stop Americans From Blaming Them For It.

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Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin was killed in the Parkland mass shooting, interrupts President Biden as he speaks at an event celebrating the bipartisan Safer Communities Act on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden touts gun safety legislation, but critics say he's not doing enough

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Biden is expected to sign an executive order to protect abortion rights

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Biden's picks for the Presidential Medal of Freedom largely reflect his own politics

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The Biden administration has to change course on climate change after Court ruling

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As The Supreme Court Ends Its Term, The Christian Nationalist Right Keeps Winning

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The Supreme Court curbs the EPA's power to protect the environment

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Supreme Court Curbs Environmental Protection Agency's Power To Protect Environment

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