Nathaniel Reed

Nathaniel Reed

Nathaniel Reed

Congressional Correspondent

Nathaniel Reed is a Congressional Correspondent, based out of the U.S. Capitol and Scripps News’ Washington D.C. bureau. He covers the day-to-day work of the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and high-profile congressional campaigns across the country. Nate joined Scripps in February 2020 from NBC5 News (WPTZ-TV), Burlington, VT and Plattsburgh, NY’s NBC affiliate. His work has appeared on E.W. Scripps’ local stations, Hearst Television’s 34 stations, CNN, Investigation Discovery, Daily Mail, NBC-owned Television Stations, and affixed to his parents’ refrigerator. Nate graduated cum laude from Middlebury College in Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Film/Media Culture. He is a native of New York City. Feel free to reach him on Twitter: @ReedReports, on Facebook, Instagram, or via email:

Recent Work
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.

House Republicans in turmoil as government shutdown looms

Tommy Tuberville

Former GOP Sen. disputes Tuberville’s claim that holds are precedented

U.S. munitions bound for Ukraine

White House requests $40 billion for Ukraine, Border Security and FEMA

Republican presidential candidate and former president Donald Trump.

Trump's 2024 rivals ignored legal cases against him at Iowa GOP event

Combination photo shows the 2024 presidential candidates.

Trump, DeSantis, 2024 GOP candidates meet in Iowa for Lincoln Dinner

Robert Kennedy Jr.

RFK Jr. says that he is not a bigot amid COVID-19 vaccine comment

Republican U.S. Sen. Eric Schmitt

Missouri Sen. Eric Schmitt on stifling Biden admin. social media reach

The U.S. Capitol is seen through a window in the Russell Senate Office Building

House passes debt ceiling bill to avoid default, sends deal to Senate

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is flanked by aides as she returns to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Feinstein's office confirms details of health issues, hospital stay

Capitol Hill

Congressional debt limit meeting with President Biden rescheduled

Rep. Monica De La Cruz

House Republicans want border wall construction, asylum restrictions

Representative George Santos leaves a House Republican conference meeting in Washington.

Rep. George Santos charged by Justice Department, sources say

A staffer with the Republican leadership holds a guide to Speaker Kevin McCarthy's debt ceiling package.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue blame game as debt ceiling looms

The U.S. Capitol building

House passes broad debt ceiling increase

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, center, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., left, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

House Judiciary Committee escalates tension with NYC district attorney

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Concerns rise over Sen. Feinstein's lengthy absence from Congress

TikTok CEO Shou Chew goes before Congress.

TikTok CEO's Capitol Hill testimony raises questions

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at an event in Davenport, Iowa.

DeSantis makes first visit to Iowa; Trump to campaign in Iowa Monday

Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw

Norfolk Southern CEO issues apology before Senate questioning

the TikTok logo

New bill would expand authority to address TikTok security threats

Merrick Garland speaks at Senate hearing.

AG Garland addresses guns, drugs and Ticketmaster before Senate

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and other officials in East Palestine

NTSB Chair: East Palestine train derailment was '100% preventable'

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during a news conference in East Palestine, Ohio.

East Palestine has now become the subject of political battle

Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., walks to a motorcade vehicle

Sen. John Fetterman commended for his mental health approach

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stands with German army Bundeswehr soldiers

US, Germany to send advanced tanks to aid Ukraine war effort

Scripps News' studio is shown while filming "The Why."

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Incoming House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., holds the gavel on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

McCarthy Elected House Speaker In Vote 15 After Chaotic Week

Pages of the executive summary from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol are shown.

Jan. 6 Panel Urges Criminal Charges Against Former President Trump

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Switches To Independent

Viktor Bout, left, a suspected Russian arms dealer at the criminal court in Bangkok, and Brittney Griner

The Diplomatic Effort Behind The Swap Of Brittney Griner