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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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A patrol car is stationed outside the home of deceased Ulrich Klopfer in Crete, Ill., on Sept. 19, 2019. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill presided over the mass burial Wednesday of the remains of more than 2,400 fetuses found last year at the suburban Chicago home of Klopfer, one of the Midwest's most prolific abortion doctors. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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"A lot of this music, for me, was the therapy along the journey of finding who I am and really discovering my self worth," SayGrace says of her new EP, The Defining Moments of SayGrace. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On A New EP, SayGrace Breaks Down Her 'Defining Moments'

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BoJack Horseman — voiced by Will Arnett — is a washed-up '90s sitcom star, who also happens to be a horse. Netflix hide caption

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'BoJack Horseman' Rides Into The Sunset

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Trump Speaks At March For Life, An Anti-Abortion Rights Demonstration

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Anti-abortion rights activists march toward the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2019 March for Life in Washington, D.C. President Trump spoke at this year's rally on Friday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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President Trump Faces Friendly Crowd At March For Life

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A pro-choice activist holds a sign as Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, speaks during a rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in May. A recent Gallup poll found that more Americans want less strict abortion laws. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Gun Rights Activists Descend On Virginia Capitol

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The Supreme Court will examine Trump administration regulations that allow employers to claim exemptions to the contraceptive insurance coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Around The Country, Statehouses Expect Another Busy Year For Abortion Legislation

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Gov. Ralph Northam said state intelligence analysts have identified threats and rhetoric online that mirror the chatter they were picking up around the time of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in 2017. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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For These Women, The Equal Rights Amendment Has Been A Decades-Long Battle

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Virginia Lawmakers Renew National Debate Over ERA

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The Louisiana Clinic At The Center Of Abortion Case Before Supreme Court

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Comedian and actor Ilana Glazer strikes out solo in her new hour-long special, The Planet Is Burning, set to release on Amazon Prime Video in January. Emily V. Aragones/Amazon Studios, Prime Video hide caption

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Ilana Glazer Strikes Out On Her Own In New Stand-Up Special

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