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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The Two-Way
4:29 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Jailed Cuban Spy's Wife Is Pregnant — With A Little Help From The U.S.

Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET

Adriana Perez is expected to give birth to a baby girl in about two weeks.

That wouldn't be remarkable, except that Perez's husband, Gerardo Hernandez, spent most of the last decade-and-a-half in U.S. federal prison for leading a Cuban spy ring.

Hernandez was released last week as part of a prisoner swap with Cuba. He returned to Havana and raised eyebrows when he was greeted by his very pregnant wife.

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World
3:53 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 5:32 pm

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Politics
3:26 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Advocate's Comments On ACA Now A Liability For Law's Supporters

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 5:47 pm

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Politics
4:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Obamacare Adviser Gets Set To Go In Front Of Congressional Firing Squad

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 11:27 am

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Politics
3:47 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Immigration Awkwardness Could Cloud Obama's Meeting With Governors

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 8:01 pm

President Obama is expected to talk about the economy with several governors-elect at the White House, even as one of them spearheads a legal challenge against his executive actions on immigration.

Editor's Note: A quote in the transcript for this story has been incorrectly attributed, and the quote has some extraneous words. Governor-elect Greg Abbott said the following: "That's not prosecutorial discretion. That is a rewriting of the law that Congress wrote."

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Politics
3:22 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Obama Talks Gas Tax And Visas With Business Leaders

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 9:34 am

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Global Health
3:18 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Ebola Knocked West African Countries Off Development Ladder

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 5:24 pm

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Global Health
4:06 am
Tue December 2, 2014

President Hopes To Draw Attention, And Funding, To Ebola Research

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 6:44 am

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Politics
9:54 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 11:46 am

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And this morning, House Speaker John Boehner has weighed in. He delivered a statement reacting to President Obama's plans to overhaul the country's immigration system. Here's some of what he had to say.

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Politics
8:19 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 10:03 pm

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants.

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