Scott Horsley

Scott Horsley is a White House correspondent for NPR News. He was a fixture on the campaign trail throughout 2008, traveling extensively with Senator John McCain to cover the Arizona senator's bid for the presidency.

Horsley comes to the White House beat from the west coast, where he covered the economy and energy as NPR's San Diego-based business correspondent. He also helped cover the 2004 presidential campaign, and 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. He also 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. He began his professional career in 1987 as a production assistant for NPR in Washington.

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Horsley received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MBA from San Diego State University.

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4:00am

Tue May 24, 2011
Europe

Obama Stops In London On European Trip

As his European trip continues, President and Mrs. Obama are in London. A dense ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano forced the president to cut short his visit to Ireland and arrive early in London.

12:29pm

Mon May 23, 2011
Europe

Obama Gets In Touch With His Irish Roots

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:48 am

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sample Guinness at a pub in the village of Moneygall, Ireland. Obama's great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney was a shoemaker in the town until 1850, when he left for the United States.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

President Obama told a boisterous crowd in Ireland on Monday that both their country and the United States will recover from tough economic times, just as they have in the past.

Ireland was the first stop for Obama on a six-day European tour. He stressed the strong ties between the two countries — fostered in part by millions of Americans with Irish ancestry — and also paid tribute to his own Irish forebears by visiting the village his great-great-great-grandfather came from.

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12:01am

Mon May 23, 2011
Europe

In Ireland, A Homecoming (Of Sorts) For Obama

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:48 am

A youngster runs past the soon-to-open Obama Cafe in Moneygall, Ireland, on Saturday. President Obama is due to visit the village, the ancestral homeland of his great-great-great grandfather, as part of his 24-hour visit to Ireland on Monday.
Matt Dunham AP

President Obama is in Ireland on Monday kicking off a six-day European trip during which he will visit Buckingham Palace, address British Parliament, attend the Group of Eight summit in France and meet with Central European leaders in Poland.

First, though, the president has some family business to attend to: As Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny explained on St. Patrick's Day, the land of O'Connells, O'Neills, and O'Donnells is also the land of Obamas.

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3:00pm

Thu May 19, 2011
Middle East

Obama Lays Out Vision For Middle East

President Obama declared Thursday that the United States will promote democratic reform across the Middle East, challenging not only adversaries like Syria but also allies like Bahrain. In a speech at the State Department, Obama offered his first comprehensive response to the political uprisings that have gripped the region over the last six months. He also called for Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations over the shape of a two-state solution.

4:00am

Thu May 19, 2011
Middle East

Obama To Address Arab Uprisings

President Obama plans to outline steps to boost the economies of Egypt and Tunisia, when he delivers a major policy address on the Middle East today. The White House says economic improvements would help to reinforce the positive political changes sweeping the region.

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