Sarah McCammon Sarah McCammon is a National Desk reporter with NPR News.
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Sarah McCammon
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Sarah McCammon

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Sarah McCammon is a reporter covering the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast for NPR's National Desk. 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.

In addition to politics, McCammon has a special interest in science and health journalism and frequently reports on abortion and reproductive health in her current role.

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 morning roundtable 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., and a proud Midwesterner. 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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Evangelicals Push Back On Sessions' Use Of Bible Passage To Defend Immigration Policy

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Midterm Update: Tuesday's Primaries Underscore That The GOP Is Trump's Party Now

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Trump Signals Possible Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

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President Trump Attends G-7 Meeting At A Time Of Great Tension

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One Month Later, What's Become Of Melania Trump's 'Be Best' Campaign?

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Supreme Court Throws Out Lower Court Ruling On Undocumented Immigrants And Abortion

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Supreme Court Leaves In Place Law That Effectively Bans Abortion By Pill — For Now

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Under Trump, Family Planning Funds Could Go To Groups That Oppose Contraception

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