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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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has said he could decide to amend the panel's report on its impeachment investigation if new evidence is discovered. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is likely the most anticipated of the eight witnesses scheduled to testify in this week's public impeachment hearings. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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David Holmes, a State Department official, arrives to a closed-door deposition in the House impeachment inquiry. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ambassador William Taylor is the first witness to appear in the first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday. He's a career diplomat who outlined the effort to get Ukraine's president to commit to political investigations in return for military assistance. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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What Transcripts Of Testimony In The Impeachment Inquiry Say About The Questioning

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Rep. Adam Schiff (center) chairs the House Intelligence Committee, which would conduct any open hearings under the House impeachment inquiry, according to procedures specified in a resolution formalizing the process. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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After a summer recess, members of Congress return to Washington to a long list of legislative items to address but little bipartisan cooperation to get major items passed. Mark Tenally/AP hide caption

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