Stephanie Liebergen

Stephanie Liebergen

Congressional Correspondent

Stephanie Liebergen is a political reporter based out of the Scripps News Washington, D.C., bureau. After spending years on the general assignment beat, she transitioned to focus solely on politics during the 2020 campaign season. You can find her reporting on happenings at the U.S. Capitol, the White House and everything in between. Stephanie is a native of the Kansas City area and has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Before joining Scripps News in February 2016, she worked as a TV news producer at KSHB in Kansas City, Missouri and KXTV in Sacramento, California. If you have a story idea, feel free to send her an email at You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Recent Work
A young man reads on Howard University campus.
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Who Qualifies For Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan?

The Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

How The Supreme Court Became What It Is Today

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Democrats Say They've Reached Agreement On Economic Package

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt
Jeff Roberson / APPolitics

Missouri AG Eric Schmitt Beats Eric Greitens In GOP Senate Primary

People cheer at an election watch party in Overland Park, Kansas
Angie Ricono / KCTV / APPolitics

Kansas Voters Resoundingly Protect Their Access To Abortion

Canvassers speak with prospective voters in Kansas
John Hanna / APPolitics

Kansas Voters To Decide On Abortion Rights

A family photo of Angela and Justin Orel with their child, Avett

Missouri Couple Shares Abortion Story

U.S. President Joe Biden.
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

Biden Announces New Efforts To Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

What's In, And Out, Of Democrats' Inflation-Fighting Package

The White House
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

Why Do We Have The Electoral College?

The U.S. Constitution
U.S. National ArchivesPolitics

It's Hard To Amend The U.S. Constitution For A Reason

A video of President Donald Trump during a Jan. 6 hearing
Patrick Semansky / APU.S.

Final Public Jan 6. Hearing Focused On Trump's Actions During Riot

Supporters of President Donald Trump supporters attend a rally near the White House
John Minchillo / APPolitics

Jan. 6 Primetime Hearing To Show Trump's Inaction During Attack

John Wood appears at a Capitol hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

John Wood Wants To Shake Up MO Politics After Leaving Jan. 6 Committee

Del. Dan Cox, a Maryland state legislator who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Maryland
Brian Witte / APPolitics

Trump-Backed Dan Cox Wins Maryland Governor Primary Over Hogan's Pick

President Joe Biden
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Facing Pressure, Biden To Sign Executive Order On Abortion Access

Abortion-rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

Politicians Quickly Turn Campaign Focus To Issue Of Abortion

President Joe Biden
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

President Biden Visiting Ohio To Spotlight Rescued Pensions

"I voted" stickers
Sue Ogrocki / APPolitics

How U.S. Political Parties Got Their Colors

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., with other lawmakers, speaks about the gun violence bill at the Capitol in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/APPolitics

Congress Sends Landmark Gun Violence Compromise To President Biden

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Senate OKs Landmark Gun Violence Bill, House Passage Is Next

Cars line up at a Shell gas station.
Marta Lavandier/APPolitics

Experts Warn Gas Tax Holiday Unlikely To Be Passed In Congress

Incumbent Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
Ben Gray / APU.S.

Jan. 6 Panel To Hear From Raffensperger, Others Trump Pushed

A video exhibit plays as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

Day 3 Of Jan. 6 Hearings: Trump Pressure On Pence To Reject Election

A video image shows the U.S. Capitol grounds being breached as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.
Mandel Ngan/Pool via APPolitics

Takeaways: 'Carnage' At The Capitol And A Case Against Trump

Graph showing firearm deaths ranked by G7 countries
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

Families Affected By Gun Violence Testify Before House Committee

Harini Logan, 14, from San Antonio, Texas, celebrates winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee with Scripps CEO Adam Symson
Alex Brandon / APU.S.

Harini Logan Wins 2022 National Spelling Bee After Historic Spell-Off

The Scripps National Spelling Bee
Alex Brandon / APU.S.

Getting To Know The Faces And Voices Behind The Spelling Bee

Annie-Lois Acheampong, 13, from Accra, Ghana, reacts during the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Alex Brandon / APU.S.

Scripps National Spelling Bee Returns After Pandemic Pause

President Joe Biden talking with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the phone aboard Air Force One.
Adam Schultz/The White House via APU.S.

Biden To Console Families In Uvalde, Press For Action