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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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Democratic House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's progressive agenda clashes with the centrist campaigns championed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Rep. Conor Lamb's special election victory was built on a low-key centrist platform. Mark Lennihan/AP; Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images; Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Alex Brandon/ AP hide caption

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For Democrats, Pragmatists Are Still Trumping Progressives Where It Counts

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Weekly Roundup: Tuesday, July 3

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 28

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Latest Republican Immigration Bill Fails To Win Approval In The House

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is seen after the Vermont delegation cast their votes during roll call at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. After the bitter primary between Sanders and Hillary Clinton, the DNC set up a process that has led to reducing the role of party leaders in selecting the presidential nominee. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to protest President Trump's travel ban. The court upheld the ban by a 5-4 margin. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Analysis: The Impact Of The Supreme Court's Decision To Uphold Trump's Travel Ban

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The Supreme Court Rules On Racial Gerrymander & Tuesday's Primaries

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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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