Sarah McCammon is a National Political Correspondent for NPR and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. Her work focuses on political, social and cultural divides in America, including abortion policy and the intersections of politics and religion. She's also a frequent guest host for NPR news programs.
During the 2016 election cycle, as NPR's lead political reporter covering the Donald Trump campaign, she reported on the rise of the Trump movement, divisions within the Republican Party over its future and the role of religion in those debates. McCammon's reporting has documented the growing political power of the anti-abortion-rights movement culminating with the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022, efforts by abortion rights advocates to push back and the rising tide of white Christian nationalism.
McCammon is frequently called upon to cover breaking news events and national politics. Her work has won numerous awards, including a 2023 Wilbur Award for religion reporting, a Gracie in 2020 for her reporting on reproductive rights and a National Press Club Journalism Award for team coverage of the Pittsburg synagogue shooting in 2018.
Prior to joining NPR in 2015, McCammon reported for NPR Member stations in Georgia, Iowa and Nebraska. She began her career as newspaper reporter in the Chicago area.