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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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Many people have concerns that the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and the right to abortion could jeopardize other rights, such as same-sex marriage. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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This GOP strategist is calling on Republican senators to safeguard same-sex marriage

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Checking in with Hurricane Ida survivors, 1 year later

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America's Christian majority is shrinking, and could dip below 50% by 2070

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Transportation secretary on averting rail strike that threatened major disruptions

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This GOP strategist is calling on Republican senators to safeguard same-sex marriage

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Professionals beware: That new LinkedIn connection request may be part of a scam

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Demonstrators at the Texas State Capitol call for access to abortion at a rally in September 2021 in Austin. Days earlier, Texas had enacted SB 8, which bans most abortions after about six weeks. Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images hide caption

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Groups opposing abortion are getting more calls for help with unplanned pregnancies

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Protesters hold signs as they march in opposition to the anti-abortion law S.B. 8 outside the Texas state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption

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For one rape survivor, new abortion bans bring back old, painful memories

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Two months after the Dobbs ruling, new abortion bans are taking hold

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Indiana becomes the first state to approve an abortion ban post-Roe

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Doctor who provided an abortion for a young rape victim speaks out

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