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Scott Detrow

Congressional Correspondent

Scott Detrow is a congressional correspondent for NPR. He also co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast.

Detrow joined NPR in 2015 to cover the presidential election. He focused on the Republican side of the 2016 race, spending time on the campaign trail with Donald Trump, and also reported on the election's technology and data angles.

Detrow worked as a statehouse reporter for member stations WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and KQED in San Francisco, California. He has also covered energy policy for NPR's StateImpact project, where his reports on Pennsylvania's hydraulic fracturing boom won a DuPont-Columbia and national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013.

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

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 21

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., leaves after meeting with reporters before a House showdown on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House GOP Leaders Forced To Again Delay Vote On Compromise Immigration Bill

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Trump Signs Order To End Family Separations

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President Trump Meets With GOP Lawmakers To Discuss Immigration

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Accompanied by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., President Trump arrives at a meeting with House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The Trump Administration's Family Separation Border Policy Explained

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Backlash Grows Against Trump Policy Of Separating Families At The Border

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Fact Check: Trump's Freewheeling Friday

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Workers prepare a mass of balloons for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Democrats plan to hold their 2020 convention unusually early, starting July 13, before the Summer Olympics. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 14

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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to supporters at the opening of her campaign field office on May 18 in Ferguson, Mo. Bill Boyce/AP hide caption

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Flipping The Script — Red State Democrats Campaign On Health Care

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Why Democrats Now See Health Care As A Winning Political Issue

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Following his historic handshake with Kim Jong Un, President Trump said, "I feel really great. It's going to be a great discussion and I think tremendous success. I think it's going to be really successful and I think we will have a terrific relationship. I have no doubt." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Listen: The NPR Politics Podcast Analyzes Trump And Kim's Denuclearization Agreement

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Immigration And Trade Policies Frustrate GOP Lawmakers

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