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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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Georgia Senate runoff election reaches final week of campaigning

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Biden cheers latest job report but inflation worries persist

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Director Laura Poitras on her new documentary 'All the Beauty and the Bloodshed'

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Research sheds light on the dramatic rise in gun-related deaths since 2004

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Week in politics: Support for same-sex marriage in the Senate; more trouble for Trump

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'Mr. Christmas' of Richmond, Virginia is ready to retire his holiday lights

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U.S. faces the Netherlands today as FIFA World Cup reaches knockout stage

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Lily Brooks-Dalton on her new novel 'The Light Pirate'

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Virginia city honors the 6 victims of last week's Walmart shooting

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Chesapeake, Va. Walmart employee shot and killed six people and himself

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