Deirdre Walsh
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Deirdre Walsh, 2018
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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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Republicans loyal to Trump express outrage over the FBI's search of his home

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The Senate passes the Inflation Reduction Act and it moves on to the House

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Here's what we've learned since the 1st Jan. 6 hearing

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The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing on July 12. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats say voters are watching the Jan. 6 hearings, but it's not their top issue

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The Jan. 6 committee will look at the role far-right groups played during the riot

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The House Jan. 6 committee schedules a last-minute hearing for Tuesday

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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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