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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President Biden addresses a joint session of Congress. Biden made the pitch for a larger federal role in American society and marked history in the House chamber with two top women: Vice President Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Jim Watson/AP hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., left, has argued that President Biden is not governing like the moderate he campaigned as in 2020. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., had sought an alternate proposal to include an increase in the federal minimum wage in President Biden's COVID-19 relief bill. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Is Trump's Whataboutism Defense Enough Cover For GOP Acquittal?

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In this image from video, a security video shows U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman running past Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah (left), and urging him to turn around. Impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett showed the video as evidence the rioters came close to threatening lawmakers. Senate Television via AP hide caption

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Trump Is Charged With Inciting An Insurrection—What's His Defense?

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