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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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President Biden during the world leaders' summit at the UN COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 2, 2021. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As midterms enter the homestretch, Biden rallies support for Democrats

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Elton John turned down megafan Trump's inauguration but sings for White House tonight

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Elton John attends the photocall for the movie "Rocketman" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2019 in Cannes, France. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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US President Joe Biden speaks about the soul of the nation, outside of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 1, 2022. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) receives the gavel from Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Need To Claim Student Debt Relief? Here's What We Know

The federal government will forgive federal student loan debt – up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients, and up to $10,000 for others who qualify. We discuss what that means for borrowers, for the economy and how lawmakers are reacting to the president's announcement.

Need To Claim Student Debt Relief? Here's What We Know

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