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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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Frontier Airlines jetliners sit at gates on the A concourse at Denver International Airport. Lawsuits filed on Tuesday accuse the airline of discriminating against pregnant and nursing women. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Flight Attendants, Pilots Say Frontier Discriminated Against New Moms

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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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