Scott Detrow

Scott Detrow is a congressional correspondent for NPR. He also co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast.

Detrow joined NPR in 2015 to cover the presidential election. He focused on the Republican side of the 2016 race, spending time on the campaign trail with Donald Trump, and also reported on the election's technology and data angles.

Detrow worked as a statehouse reporter for member stations WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and KQED in San Francisco, California. He has also covered energy policy for NPR's StateImpact project, where his reports on Pennsylvania's hydraulic fracturing boom won a DuPont-Columbia and national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013.

Latest by Scott Detrow


How mourning has been different for each of these 9/11 families

Loved ones of people lost on United Airlines Flight 93 share how they struggled with grief, embraced it and discovered new depths of mourning over 20 years.

By Tim Lambert and Scott Detrow

Updated: September 7, 2021 | 10:52 am

Her brother died on Flight 93. She still sees him surfacing in small ways

Richard Guadagno died when United Flight 93 crashed on 9/11. His memory is scattered through his sister Lori’s house in items that continue a conversation between the siblings 20 years later.

By Scott Detrow and Tim Lambert

In historic pick, Joe Biden taps Kamala Harris to be his running mate

The ticket is being formed despite a moment of tension between Biden and Harris during the Democratic primary.

By Scott Detrow


Bernie Sanders suspends his presidential campaign

“The path toward victory is virtually impossible,” Sanders told supporters in┬álivestreamed remarks, shortly after he had broken the news to campaign staff.

By Scott Detrow

From the archives: How a thousand pounds of butter becomes three days’ worth of energy

Once the Pennsylvania Farm Show comes to a close, a farmer unceremoniously dumps all that butter into a manure pit.

By Scott Detrow