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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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Joe Biden Won The Election—But He's Still Left Waiting In The Wings.

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Trump Doesn't Have To Win In Court To Erode Trust In Voting

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Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., walks down the House steps after final votes of the week in the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Riled By House Losses

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Biden Names People To Top Positions On His Staff

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Obama Is Troubled More GOP Leaders Won't Acknowledge Biden's Win

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Late in his term, President Barack Obama was using executive actions to advance much of his agenda in the face of congressional opposition. President Trump has been unapologetic about taking such actions. And some Democrats think that should be President-elect Joe Biden's approach. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama White House Veterans Urge Biden To Embrace Executive Action

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As Coronavirus Again Breaks Records, Dem Relief Bill Hopes Hinge On Georgia

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Pfizer Releases Promising Vaccine News; Biden Announces COVID Taskforce

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How President Trump Is Responding To 2020 Election Results

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