Lexie Schapitl Lexie Schapitl is an associate producer with NPR's Washington Desk.
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Lexie Schapitl

Lexie Schapitl

Associate Producer, Washington Desk

Lexie Schapitl is an associate producer with NPR's Washington Desk, where she does a little bit of everything. She can be found reporting from Capitol Hill, producing the NPR Politics Podcast or writing the weekly NPR Politics newsletter. She also has extensive field production experience; she played a key role in coverage of the January 6th Committee hearings, Trump's first impeachment and the last three campaign cycles.

Schapitl first came to NPR as a Washington Desk intern in 2017. She has previously worked as an associate producer with NPR's newscast unit, a social media manager with Vox and a reporting intern with Newsday. Originally from New Jersey and a University of Maryland graduate, Schapitl is a fan of Terps basketball, Jeopardy!, musicals and the New York Mets.

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Arizona GOP Rep. Paul Gosar, seen here on Capitol Hill in June 2023, announced Friday he's joining the move to oust Mike Johnson as House speaker. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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A citizen deposits a ballot into a box at the county clerk's office in Erie, Pa., on Oct. 15, 2020. Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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This Pennsylvania county picks presidents. Here's what it can tell us about 2024

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., talks to reporters after meeting privately with House Speaker Mike Johnson at the Capitol earlier this year. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson

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Republican lawmakers in Washington have struggled to reconcile their support for IVF with past positions on reproductive rights. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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How IVF is complicating Republicans' abortion messaging

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How Republicans are talking about IVF

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President Biden delivers the State of the Union address in the House chamber of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on March 7. Shawn Thew/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will step down as Republican leader in November. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Mitch McConnell will step down as Senate minority leader in November

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Thursday

Left: President Joe Biden delivers remarks to the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference on Feb. 12 in Washington. Right: Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and 2024 Republican presidential candidate, during a bus tour campaign event in South Carolina on Feb. 21. Evan Vucci/AP; Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Republicans demanded that border security be added to negotiations on a national security package, but now splits within their party threaten the chances of a bipartisan border deal. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Republican senators that the politics of the border have shifted, referencing former President Trump's desire to make immigration a centerpiece of his campaign. Mariam Zuhaib/AP hide caption

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Senate border negotiations forge ahead despite pressure from Trump

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A pickup truck is driven down a snow-covered road under an Iowa caucuses sign on Friday in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Brutal cold adds another layer to Republicans' final push in Iowa

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and others in Congress to ask for more aid for his country's war against Russia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters hold up a banner displaying the Haudenosaunee Confederacy as they cheer for the Haudenosaunee Nationals during a July 23, 2023 match against England in San Diego, Calif. Alan Nakkash For NPR hide caption

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