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 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?

Voting precinct in Missouri
Charlie Riedel / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Will Precincts Be Open On Election Day?

Man with early voting sign.
Nam Y. Huh / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Why Do Some States Vote Earlier Than Others?

An official provisional ballot
Mike Stewart / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: What Is A Provisional Ballot?

Bins of absentee ballots
Ted S. Warren / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: When Do States Start Counting Mail-In Ballots?

Man votes using voting machine.

Vote Smarter 2020: Why Are Voting Laws Different In Each State?

Voters line up in the rain at Miami polling place
Lynne Sladky / APPolitics

Floridians Face Long Lines, Rain On Day 1 Of Early In-Person Voting

Poll workers inside Washington, D.C. precinct.

Vote Smarter 2020: Who's Allowed To Be Inside Polling Places?

A 2020 general election ballot.

Vote Smarter 2020: Can You Take A Picture Of Your Ballot?

People voting
Morry Gash / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Do You Need An ID To Vote?

A former felon stands next to voting sign.
Lynne Sladky / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Are Convicted Felons Allowed To Vote?

Mail-in ballot envelope

Vote Smarter 2020: Does Mail-In Voting Favor One Party Over The Other?

People outside early voting polling place.
Michael Conroy / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Do You Need An Excuse To Vote Early In Person?

President Donald Trump
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

President Trump Wants To Hold Rallies This Weekend

Voting precinct in Nevada.
John Locher / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Is Voting In Person Better Than Voting By Mail?

Voting stations
Charlie Riedel / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Can You Get A Mail-In Ballot But Vote In Person?

Woman signs absentee ballot
Nevada Secretary of StatePolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Will You Be Notified If Mail-In Ballot Is Rejected?

Person puts ballot into drop box.

Vote Smarter 2020: Can You Turn In Someone Else's Completed Ballot?