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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3 Weeks After Election, It's Unclear Who Will Control Virginia House Of Delegates

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Isabell and Preble Staver in 1965 at the New York World's Fair. Both served in World War II and both died last month on the same day. Courtesy Staver Family hide caption

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Separated First By War, Then Sickness, 2 WWII Veterans Are Laid To Rest Together

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Democrats Made Surprisingly Strong Showing Up And Down The Ballot In Virginia

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News Brief: Democrats Win In Virginia And New Jersey, Examining The Texas Shooter's Past

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What To Look For From Virginia's Gubernatorial Election

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In Off-Year Election, Virginia's Race For Governor Is High-Profile

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Democratic candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, (L) shakes hands with Republican challenger Ed Gillespie after a debate at the University of Virginia-Wise in Wise, Va., Monday, Oct. 9, Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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In Virginia, Both Parties Use Trump To Turn Out The Base

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News Brief: Sen. Flake Won't Seek Re-Election, Court Rules For Unauthorized Immigrant's Abortion

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D.C. Appeals Court Rules For Teen Seeking Abortion While In U.S. Illegally

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Case Considers Unaccompanied Minor's Right To Have An Abortion

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Obama Travels To Virginia To Campaign For Democrat's Gubernatorial Candidate

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