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Eric McDaniel

Eric McDaniel edits the NPR Politics Podcast. He joined the program ahead of its 2019 relaunch as a daily podcast.

Since coming to NPR in 2016, McDaniel has worked across NPR's newsmagazine shows as an editor and producer. Most recently, he was planning editor at Up First and helped launch a Saturday version of the program.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of Virginia.

As the impeachment trial begins in the Senate on Tuesday, the Capitol complex remains on high alert — protected by National Guard troops and walled-off from the public by barbed wire and perimeter fencing after last month's violence.

Despite those precautions, though, one security threat remains: COVID-19. Most senators have received at least one shot of the vaccine, including all of the Democratic caucus, but that does not eliminate risk.