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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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Man Tells Bernie Sanders He Will Kill Himself Because Of Medical Debt

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Top Contenders Share One Stage At 3rd Democratic Debate

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What To Watch For At The Democratic Presidential Debate

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A U.S. Flag hanging from a steal girder, damaged in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, blows in the breeze at a memorial in Jersey City, N.J., Sept. 11, 2019 as the sun rises behind the One World Trade Center building and the re-developed area where the Twin Towers of World Trade Center once stood in New York City on the 18th anniversary of the attacks. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Participants sign in at a Democratic Party caucus at Jackson Township Fire Station in Keokuk, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 2016. The DNC has scrapped a virtual caucus plan for 2020. Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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DNC Recommends Scrapping Plans For Virtual Iowa, Nevada Caucuses Over Security

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has heavily courted union votes, but a powerful labor union in his campaign's home base of Philadelphia, crucial in a general election, is feeling snubbed. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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10 Candidates Qualify For September's Democratic Debate

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Many Democratic Candidates Are Embracing Grassroots Fundraisers

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How The Issue Of Climate Change Is Shaping The Democratic Primaries

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