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Sarah McCammon

Correspondent, National Desk

Sarah McCammon is a correspondent covering the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast for NPR's National Desk. Her work focuses on political, social, and cultural divides in America, including abortion and reproductive rights, and the intersections of politics and religion.

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.

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 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 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. 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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Next year, Supreme Court justices will hear arguments regarding a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic that performs abortions. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are examining how states regulate abortion clinics. From right are Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc via Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Are Celebrating Big Victories In Tuesday's Election

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2019 Elections Being Closely Watched To See What They May Signal For 2020

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Republican Gov. Matt Bevin campaigns outside the governor's mansion in Frankfort, Ky., with anti-abortion-rights activists. Bevin has been a consistent and vocal opponent of abortion rights in Kentucky. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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In Key 2019 Races, Activists Gear Up For Big Fight Over Abortion

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What Republican Challengers To Trump Say About The Party's Future

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At Political Forum, Trump Challengers Mount Longshot Primary Campaigns

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Praying For The Impeachment Probe To Deliver The Truth

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Planned Parenthood plans to spend at least $45 million backing candidates in local, state and national races who support abortion rights. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Takes Up Abortion Case From Louisiana

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