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Eric McDaniel

Editor, NPR Politics Podcast

Eric McDaniel edits the NPR Politics Podcast. He joined the program ahead of its 2019 relaunch as a daily podcast.

Since coming to NPR in 2016, McDaniel has worked across NPR's newsmagazine shows as an editor and producer. Most recently, he was planning editor at Up First and helped launch a Saturday version of the program.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of Virginia.

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An public safety message from the government of South Africa. The country announced on Thursday that it was past the peak of its latest coronavirus surge. South African Government/Twitter hide caption

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Pope Francis meets with President Biden during an audience at the Apostolic Palace on Oct. 29 in Vatican City. The pope is urging action against climate change. Vatican Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media while departing the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 7. Manchin has reportedly told the White House that he opposes the key climate measure in Biden's multitrillion-dollar climate and social programs package. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden attend the 40th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A copy of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference report sits at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 18, 2017. The legislation was passed using the budget reconciliation process. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Portal Welby and Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, shown at a meeting of prayer in the Basilica of St. Francis in 2016, are asking for climate action. Vatican pool photo/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Marone cools down a hot spot burning close to homes last week in the Christmas Valley area of Meyers, Calif. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images hide caption

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This 2019 photo provided by NOAA shows the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Hawaii. Measurements taken at the station in May 2021 revealed the highest monthly average of atmospheric carbon dioxide in human history. Susan Cobb/NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory hide caption

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, far right, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski and Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones stand next to a new historic marker on Saturday in Towson, Md., that memorializes Howard Cooper, a 15-year-old who was dragged from a jailhouse and hanged by a mob in 1885. Brian Witte/AP hide caption

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Medina Spirit, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, leads the field during the Kentucky Derby in Louisville on May 1. On Sunday, trainer Bob Baffert revealed the Derby winner had failed a drug test. Sarah Stier/Getty Images hide caption

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Peloton Interactive Inc. is recalling its Tread+ (above) and Tread exercise machines after at least 72 reports of injuries, including the death of a 6-year-old boy. Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS hide caption

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