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
Woman gets COVID-19 vaccine
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APScience and Health

In Washington, Some Frustrated Residents Travel Hours to Find Vaccines

People waiting in line to vote in Atlanta.
Brynn Anderson / APPolitics

A Breakdown Of Georgia's New 'Election Integrity' Law

Man calls in firearm background check application.
Mark Duncan / APPolitics

What Gun Background Check Loopholes Exist?

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Republicans Are Pushing For Congress To Lift COVID Precautions

U.S. Capitol
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

Some Senate Democrats Want To Bring Back The Talking Filibuster

U.S. Capitol building.
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

Senate Passes COVID Relief Bill Without $15 Minimum Wage

Woman puts ballot in drop box

House Democrats Hope To Pass Sweeping Election Reform Bill

Voters use electronic machine to fill out ballot.

State Legislatures Considering Hundreds Of Election-Related Bills

Attorneys David Schoen, Bruce Castor, Michael Van der Veen
U.S. SenatePolitics

Trump's Defense Team Argues 'Fight' Is Normal Political Speech

Rep. Jamie Raskin
U.S. SenatePolitics

House Managers: Insurrection Was Foreseeable, Trump Lacked Remorse

Screenshot of Donald Trump tweet reading "WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT!!!"
U.S. SenatePolitics

Impeachment Managers Say Trump Spent Months Inciting Capitol Riot

U.S. Senate chamber
U.S. Senate / APPolitics

Senate Votes To Proceed With Trump's Second Impeachment Trial

U.S. Capitol
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

Explaining The Filibuster And Why The Senate Might Eliminate It

President-elect Joe Biden sits behind Secretary-designate Miguel Cardona
Carolyn Kaster / APU.S.

Biden Administration Could Make Changes At Dept. Of Education Quickly

Joe Biden, Major and the staff at Delaware Humane Association
Delaware Humane Association / Stephanie Gomez CarterPolitics

Major Biden Makes History As First Rescue Dog In The White House

Pres. Donald Trump speaks at Jan. 6, 2021 rally.
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

House Votes To Impeach President Trump For Incitement Of Insurrection

Raphael Warnock, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Sen. David Perdue, Jon Ossoff

Georgia Runoffs To Determine Which Party Controls Senate

Woman with kids drops ballot in drop box.
Christina Paciolla / APPolitics

Successes, Failures And Lessons Learned From The 2020 Election

The 2020 Electoral College ballot from Georgia.
John Bazemore / APPolitics

What To Expect When Congress Approves The Electoral College Ballots

Man holds up Arizona Electoral college votes in 2016
Matt York / APPolitics

Explaining How The Electoral College Works

2016 Electoral College votes in Washington
Elaine Thompson / APPolitics

Some Crucial 2020 Election Events Are Coming Up In December

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware.
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

President-elect Joe Biden Pledges To "Get Right To Work"

Attorney General William Barr leaves the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill.
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

Attorney General Authorizes Investigation Of Voting Fraud Allegations

President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

Republican Lawmakers Slow To Congratulate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

People put ballots through counting machine.
Lynne Sladky / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: When Do All The Votes Have To Be Counted?

Poll workers process ballots
Seth Wenig / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: What Does 'Precincts Reporting' Mean?

Man puts ballots into counting machine.

Vote Smarter 2020: How Are Winners Projected Before Votes Are Counted?

Man inserts ballot into scanning machine

Vote Smarter 2020: What Happens If There's A Dispute Over A Ballot?

A large pile of mail-in ballots.
Don Ryan / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Why Does Counting Mail-In Ballots Take Longer?

Voter registration form.
Nam Y. Huh / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Can You Register To Vote On Election Day?