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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Islamophobic comments are the latest racist rhetoric to come from fringe lawmakers

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Congress Has A LOT To Do, But Can They Stop Fighting For Long Enough To Do It?

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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen as traffic fills North Capitol St. on Nov. 23, 2021. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress returns to try to avoid a partial government shutdown. Here's its to-do list

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Congress returns from a holiday break with a full plate of must-pass legislation

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Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., leader of a group of centrist Democrats, backed the domestic spending bill that the House approved last week but says internal fights complicated the effort to get the message out on the measure's components. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats go on the offense with Biden's agenda to avoid a repeat of Obamacare battle

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Breaking down the Democratic turnover in Congress ahead of the mid-term election

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After a GOP delay, Biden's Build Back Better bill could be voted on in the House

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Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., was censured by the House of Representatives and lost his committee assignments after posting a violent video on social media of a character with his image murdering a character with New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's image. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Gosar is censured over an anime video depicting him killing AOC

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President Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as he is surrounded by lawmakers and members of his Cabinet during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House on Monday. Kenny Holston/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden has signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

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