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Domenico Montanaro of NBC News poses for a photo in the on September 21, 2007 in Washington, D.C.

Domenico Montanaro became the Deputy Political Editor for NBC News in September 2011. He joined NBC News in May 2007 as a researcher in the Political Unit and in September 2009 was named an off-air political reporter.

In addition to being part of the team that writes, reports and edits for the NBC News political blog First Read, he appears on air for MSNBC, provides editorial guidance for NBC News campaign embeds, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, Meet the Press, and MSNBC. He also has reported from Capitol Hill and field produced for the network.

Montanaro covered the 2006 midterm elections as an associate producer in CBS News' Election Unit, where he wrote analyses of competitive races and tracked polling and campaign finance. Also at CBS, he worked on the news magazine 48 Hours, where he helped cover the Virginia Tech shootings, among other stories.

Prior to joining CBS, he worked as a research analyst for a private investigations firm, taught high school English and journalism, and wrote and edited for the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey.

Montanaro, a native New Yorker, is a 2007 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a 2001 graduate of the University of Delaware. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Beth, and two children.

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