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 ballot drop box in Florida.

Vote Smarter 2020: Is It Safe To Return Your Ballot In A Drop Box?

Alaska absentee ballot envelope
Mark Thiessen / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Do You Need A Witness To Sign Your Mail-In Ballot?

Man uses voting machine

Vote Smarter 2020: Can You Vote On Election Day If You Voted By Mail?

Absentee voting sign
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Difference In Voting By Mail And Voting Absentee

Presidential debate stage.
David Goldman / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Do Presidential Debates Impact The Election?

Voters puts ballot in drop box.
Matt Rourke / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Do You Need An Excuse To Vote By Mail?

Man walks away from early voting location.
Eric Gay / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Some States Allow Early Voters To Change Their Mind

Mail-in ballots
Tony Dejak / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Common Reasons Mail-In Ballots Get Rejected

An official absentee ballot
Matt Slocum / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Tracking Your Mail-In Ballot

Ballot drop box in Ohio
Gerry Broome / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Options For Returning Your Mail-In Ballot

Absentee ballot return envelope
Gerry Broome / APPolitics

Vote Smarter 2020: Key Vote-By-Mail Deadlines You Need To Know

Voters line up outside of the Minneapolis early voting center
Steve Karnowski / APPolitics

Early In-Person Voting Starts In 4 States

Early voting sign

The Benefits And Complications Of Voting Early

Sen. Ed Markey
Steven Senne / APPolitics

Sen. Markey Survives Primary Challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy

First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

Did Parts Of The Republican National Convention Violate The Hatch Act?

Marjorie Taylor Greene takes a picture with a supporter.
Mike Stewart / APPolitics

Growing Number Of 2020 Congressional Candidates Linked to QAnon

Voters walk into precinct.
Ross D. Franklin / APPolitics

Voters Deliver Some Incumbent Upsets In Tuesday's Primaries

Man puts mail-in ballot in drop box.
Tony Dejak / APPolitics

Which Battleground States Are Ready For Increased Voting By Mail?

President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

Pres. Trump Suggests 2020 Election Delay, But That's Not In His Power

Trump supporters on Election Night 2016.
Mary Altaffer / APPolitics

How Americans Came To Expect Election Results On Election Night

U.S. Capitol dome
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

Democrats Have An Edge In The 2020 Race For Congress

Jamaal Bowman
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / APPolitics

Jamaal Bowman Upsets Rep. Engel In N.Y. Democratic Primary

President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci / APU.S.

White House Calls SCOTUS Orders A Win, Despite Immunity Decision

President Donald Trump.
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

Supreme Court Rejects President Trump's Claims Of Complete Immunity

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump
Alex Brandon / APU.S.

White House Putting Pressure On States To Reopen Schools This Fall

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Will Likely Be An Important Issue For 2020 Voters

Ballot drop-off lane in Colorado.
David Zalubowski / APPolitics

Colorado Primary Election Gave Trump Another Endorsement Defeat

Amy McGrath
Lexington Herald-Leader / APPolitics

Amy McGrath To Face Sen. Mitch McConnell For Kentucky Senate Seat

Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Anthony Fauci
Susan Walsh / APScience and Health

WH Coronavirus Task Force Says Local Responses To Outbreaks Are Key

Joe Biden, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence

Trump And Biden Campaigns Visit Key Battleground States