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Sarah McCammon

Correspondent, National Desk

Sarah McCammon is a National Correspondent covering the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast for NPR. Her work focuses on political, social and cultural divides in America, including abortion and reproductive rights, and the intersections of politics and religion. She's also a frequent guest host for NPR news magazines, podcasts and special coverage.

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.

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 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 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 been honored with numerous regional and national journalism awards, including the Atlanta Press Club's "Excellence in Broadcast Radio Reporting" award in 2015. She was part of a team of NPR journalists that received a first-place National Press Club award in 2019 for their coverage of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack.

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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Violence In D.C. Overshadows Democrats' Wins In Ga. Senate Runoffs

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Georgia's Runoff Ends. Doomed Electoral College Certification Fight Begins.

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In Georgia, Trump Campaigns For 2 GOP Senate Runoff Candidates

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Latest On Georgia Runoff Elections For The U.S. Senate

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Cruz Tells Ga. Voters To Turn Out For Runoffs Despite Presidential Results

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A "Stay Home" sign is taped to a driver's vehicle as she passes Christmas lights during a car caravan of nurses calling for people to remain home amid a coronavirus surge last month in El Paso, Texas. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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'What Real Friends Do': How to Navigate Tough Conversations About COVID-19

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Dry ice will be used to help keep the Pfizer vaccine at ultracold temperatures. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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At Hospitals, A Race To Save 'Hundreds Of Thousands' Of Lives With New Vaccine

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Joe Biden addresses a Planned Parenthood Action Fund candidate forum in June 2019 in Columbia, S.C. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What Joe Biden's Election Means For Abortion Rights

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A member of Jesus' Church prays on top of a car during a Sunday church service held at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge, Maryland, on March 22, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Georgia Turned From Red To Purple

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What Georgia Voters Think Of The Elections

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Dr. Warren Hern's clinic in Boulder, Colo., photographed on Monday, June 1, 2009. Hern said a ballot initiative to ban abortion after 22 weeks in Colorado would prohibit about 95% of the procedures performed at the clinic. Ed Andrieski/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Colorado Abortion Ban Could Be Felt Nationwide

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Anti-abortion-rights activists participate in the March for Life rally near the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 24. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A World Without Legal Abortion: How Activists Envision A 'Post-Roe' Nation

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Protesters rally in Washington, D.C., during the latest Women's March, demonstrations that began just after President Trump's inauguration. Carol Guzy for NPR hide caption

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Women's Marches Bring Thousands To Washington, D.C., And Cities Nationwide

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