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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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An upcoming Supreme Court case could make abortion more restricted across the U.S.

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U.S. Catholic Bishops votes on issues — like whether Biden should take communion

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An issue dividing Catholics: Should abortion rights supporters be denied communion?

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Author Jeff Chu on completing the book Rachel Held Evans started before she died

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New podcast examines wellness trends and beliefs, like what weight means about health

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Kuwaiti trans woman got 2 years in prison for 'impersonating the opposite sex'

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President Biden seeks to reaffirm his leadership at G20 summit

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A vigil celebrates cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in Albuquerque, N.M. Hutchins was killed on set while filming the movie Rust when a prop firearm held by actor Alec Baldwin discharged. Andres Leighton/AP hide caption

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After the Rust shooting, one expert unpacks how people cope with accidental killings

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Donald Caesar, Jr., 49, stands in front of a pile of garbage. That's what's left of his family's home a month after Hurricane Ida ripped through LaPlace, La. Shalina Chatlani/Gulf States Newsroom hide caption

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How people may cope with causing unintentional deaths

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Tammy and Benny Alexie have been married for over 35 years. Until Hurricane Ida, they had lived in the same house in Barataria, La. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Benny watched his house drift away. Now, his community wants better storm protection

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Author Kati Marton explores Angela Merkel's impact on the world in 'The Chancellor'

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10 years after the end of Basque separatist violence, some wounds are still open

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Baseball's battle between 'good' and 'evil'

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Is there still hope for HBCUs as negotiations continue over Democrat's spending bill?

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