Scott Horsley

Scott Horsley is a White House correspondent for NPR News. He reports on the policy and politics of the Obama Administration, with a special emphasis on economic issues.

The 2012 campaign is the third presidential contest Horsley has covered for NPR. He previously reported on Senator John McCain's White House bid in 2008 and Senator John Kerry's campaign in 2004. Thanks to this experience, Horsley has become an expert in the motel shampoo offerings of various battleground states.

Horsley took up the White House beat after serving as a San Diego-based business correspondent for NPR where he covered fast food, gasoline prices, and the California electricity crunch of 2000. He reported from the Pentagon during the early phases of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before joining NPR in 2001, Horsley was a reporter for member station KPBS-FM, where he received numerous honors, including a Public Radio News Directors' award for coverage of the California energy crisis.

Earlier in his career, Horsley worked as a reporter for WUSF-FM in Tampa, Florida, and as a news writer and reporter for commercial radio stations in Boston and Concord, New Hampshire. Horsley began his professional career as a production assistant for NPR's Morning Edition.

Horsley earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MBA from San Diego State University.

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9:13am

Tue January 27, 2015
Middle East

Mourning In Riyadh: Obama Visits New Saudi King To Offer Condolences

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 10:27 am

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3:10pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Politics

India Rolls Out Red Carpet — And Camels — For Obama's Second Visit

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:14 am

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3:28pm

Tue January 20, 2015
Politics

Obama Could Get More Cheers From Republicans On Trade

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 10:25 am

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3:32pm

Fri January 16, 2015
Politics

Obama, Cameron Promise To Cooperate On Cybersecurity

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 5:32 pm

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5:19am

Fri January 16, 2015
Politics

Obama Urges Congress To Make Paid Sick Leave Mandatory

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 6:59 am

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Leaders and thinkers in both major parties are starting a political bidding war. It's a competition to tackle inequality.

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Democrats often label the problem income inequality.

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