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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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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will leave her Senate seat on Monday, but when she's sworn in to her new office on Wednesday, Harris will take on a very powerful tiebreaking role in the chamber. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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President-elect Joe Biden plans to take a number of policy actions on immigration, climate, pandemic mitigation and other issues in his first days and weeks in office, his chief of staff announced on Saturday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Interview: Kamala Harris on Capitol Riot, Stimulus Package

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivers remarks on Jan. 8 as President-elect Joe Biden looks on. The two are set to be inaugurated Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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With Impeachment Trial And Relief Plan On Deck, Harris Stresses Need To 'Multitask'

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13 Days Before The End Of His Term, Talk Of Removing Trump From Office

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Chaos At The Capitol

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Pro-Trump Extremists Storm US Capitol, Delay Election Certification

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President-elect Joe Biden said U.S. democracy is "under unprecedented assault" in remarks on the storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists on Wednesday. Above, he speaks at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dems Win At Least One GA Senate Seat. The Other Is Still Too Close To Call.

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What Will The Courts Look Like Under Joe Biden?

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Exclusive Interview: Jake Sullivan, Biden's National Security Adviser

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Jake Sullivan, President-elect Joe Biden's incoming national security adviser, gives remarks last month in Wilmington, Del. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Why Biden's National Security Adviser Plans To Focus On The U.S. Middle Class

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