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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Health
5:11 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Ebola Seems To Stay Two Steps Ahead Of Government Response

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 6:54 pm

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Politics
5:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Fractures Within Alliance May Hamper U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 2:18 pm

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U.S.
5:21 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Secret Service Missteps Revive Questions About Prostitution Scandal

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 6:28 pm

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Business
6:13 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 9:58 am

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U.S.
4:12 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

White House Tries To Keep Fence Jumpers At Bay With ... Another Fence

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 6:46 pm

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Law
4:35 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Obama Administration Eager To Find Holder's Successor

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 5:51 pm

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World
4:27 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

At U.N., Obama Vows To Dismantle Islamic State

Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 6:14 pm

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World
4:59 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

At U.N., Attention Divided Between Airstrikes And Climate Chage

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 3:30 pm

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President Obama is in New York to address the UN on climate change today, but his decision to make good on threats to expand his air war against militants of the so-called Islamic State or ISIS into Syria dominated the day.

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Politics
3:26 am
Mon September 22, 2014

All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March on Sunday.
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Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 3:21 pm

The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate.

More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations. They've been instructed to arrive with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

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Goats and Soda
2:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Obama To Announce Buildup In U.S. Efforts To Fight Ebola

Workers unload medical supplies to fight the Ebola epidemic from a USAID cargo flight in Harbel, Liberia, in August.
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Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 9:43 am

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is already the deadliest on record, having killed more than 2,400 people. Health experts warn it could get much worse, if the spread of the disease isn't contained quickly.

That alarm has President Obama meeting today with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Obama is expected to announce a major buildup in U.S. efforts to address the threat of Ebola.

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