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Sarah McCammon

Correspondent, National Desk

Sarah McCammon is a correspondent covering the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast for NPR's National Desk. Her work focuses on political, social, and cultural divides in America, including abortion and reproductive rights, and the intersections of politics and religion.

During the 2016 election cycle, she was NPR's lead political reporter assigned to the Donald Trump campaign. In that capacity, she was a regular on the NPR Politics Podcast and reported on the GOP primary, the rise of the Trump movement, divisions within the Republican Party over the future of the GOP and the role of religion in those debates; that work earned her a rare invitation inside a closed-door meeting between evangelical leaders and Trump soon after he clinched the nomination.

Prior to joining NPR in 2015, McCammon reported for NPR member stations in Georgia, Iowa, and Nebraska, where she often hosted news magazines and talk shows. She's covered debates over oil pipelines in the Southeast and Midwest, agriculture and environmental issues in Nebraska, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in Iowa, and coastal environmental issues in Georgia.

McCammon began her journalism career as a newspaper reporter. She traces her interest in news back to childhood, when she would watch Sunday political shows – recorded on the VCR during church – with her father on Sunday afternoons. In 1998, she spent a semester serving as a U.S. Senate Page. She's received numerous regional and national journalism awards, including the Atlanta Press Club's "Excellence in Broadcast Radio Reporting" honor in 2015.

McCammon is a native of Kansas City, Mo. She spent a semester studying at Oxford University in the U.K. while completing her undergraduate degree at Trinity College near Chicago.

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A Couple Opens Up About Their Decision To Wait Until Marriage Before Having Sex

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Creators Of Anti-Abortion Film To Testify That Twitter Censors Them

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Khadijah Ameen, 29, a woman who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, was among the participants of a weekend-long workshop with a dozen people of varying political views. Courtesy of the National Institute for Civil Discourse and New Voice Strategies hide caption

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Groups Across The Country Bring Opposing Sides Together For Discussions

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Georgia's Abortion Bill Matches Trend Toward More Restrictions

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Voters Respond To Mueller Investigation's End

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Abortion-rights activists, politicians and others associated with Planned Parenthood gather for a demonstration against the Trump administration's Title X rule change on Feb. 25 in New York. Multiple lawsuits have been filed opposing the new rule. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Ivanka Trump is pictured in Munich, Germany in February. She spoke in Washington Saturday night at the annual Gridiron dinner of Washington's elite. Alexandra Beier/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Moves To Overhaul Family Planning Program

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A person walks by a Planned Parenthood clinic on May 18, 2018 in Chicago. Under the new rule, posted Friday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs, any organization that provides or refers patients for abortions is ineligible for Title X funding to cover STD prevention, cancer screenings and contraception. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Announces Sweeping Changes To Federal Family Planning Program

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Alexsis Rodgers, president of Virginia Young Democrats, is one of the disappointed constituents who worked hard to elect some of the officials at the center of the Virginia controversies. Now, Rodgers says, the state Democratic Party must develop diverse leaders before there's another crisis. Joe Russell/Courtesy of Alexsis Rodgers hide caption

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In The Aftermath Of Scandals, Va. Democrats Look To Women Of Color For Leadership

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Virginia's Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax continues to preside over the state Senate amid calls for his resignation after two women accused him of sexually assaulting them. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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