Deirdre Walsh
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Deirdre Walsh

Congressional Editor

Deirdre Walsh is the congress editor for NPR's Washington Desk.

Based in Washington, DC, Walsh manages a team of reporters covering Capitol Hill and political campaigns.

Before joining NPR in 2018, Walsh worked as a senior congressional producer at CNN. In her nearly 18-year career there, she was an off-air reporter and a key contributor to the network's newsgathering efforts, filing stories for CNN.com and producing pieces that aired on domestic and international networks. Prior to covering Capitol Hill, Walsh served as a producer for Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics.

Walsh was elected in August 2018 as the president of the Board of Directors for the Washington Press Club Foundation, a non-profit focused on promoting diversity in print and broadcast media. Walsh has won several awards for enterprise and election reporting, including the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress by the National Press Association, which she won in February 2013 along with CNN's Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash. Walsh was also awarded the Joan Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based Congressional or Political Reporting in June 2013.

Walsh received a B.A. in political science and communications from Boston College.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell is illuminating the legal conservative route for Republicans

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Trump tried to use the DOJ in his effort to overturn election, ex-DOJ officials said

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Jan. 6 hearing to focus on efforts to pressure states to block election certification

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John Eastman is the Trump lawyer at the center of the Jan. 6 investigation

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Jan. 6 hearing examined lawyer who pushed plan for Pence to overturn election results

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The House Jan. 6 panel will hear from more witnesses during 2nd hearing

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Who is Liz Cheney, the Republican who broke with her party to lead the Jan. 6 probe?

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What to expect for the rest of the month of Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection hearings

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'Trump Summoned The Mob': What To Know About The First Jan. 6 Hearing

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The panel investigating Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol holds the first hearings tonight

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Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. They later went on to break in and attempt to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney serves as vice chair of the House select committee investigating January 6. She will give an opening statement at the primetime hearing Thursday laying out the panel's initial findings. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Liz Cheney's leading role in Jan. 6 hearings threatens her own future

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