Domenico Montanaro is NPR's lead editor for politics and digital audience. Based in Washington, D.C., he directs political coverage across the network's broadcast and digital platforms. Before joining NPR in 2015, Montanaro served as political director and senior producer for politics and law at PBS NewsHour. There, he led domestic political and legal coverage, which included the 2014 midterm elections, the Supreme Court, and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Prior to PBS NewsHour, Montanaro was deputy political editor at NBC News, where he covered two presidential elections and reported and edited for the network's political blog, “First Read.” He has also worked at CBS News, ABC News, The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, and taught high school English. Montanaro earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. A native of Queens, NY, Montanaro is a die-hard Mets fan and college basketball junkie.