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Heidi Przybyla

Heidi Przybyla is an NBC News correspondent who regularly breaks exclusive reporting on the White House, the Trump Administration’s Cabinet, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, nationwide congressional elections, and more.

Przybyla was the first to obtain a memo to the FBI and text messages that then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was communicating with former classmates to proactively refute sexual harassment claims. In addition, a press adviser who had been leading the Senate Judiciary Committee’s response to the sex assault allegation against Kavanaugh resigned moments after Przybyla broke news that he was fired from a previous job in part because of a sexual harassment allegation against him.

Przybyla was also the first reporter to obtain internal Dept. of Health and Human Services notes and emails showing the Trump administration’s abrupt cancellation of a federal program to prevent teen pregnancy was directed by political appointees over the objections of career staff. Days later, HHS agreed to pull back, at least temporarily, its earlier decision to cancel the program outright.

She was also the first network television reporter to interview retired Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid after he left the Senate warning of Russian interference in the U.S. election.

Prior to joining NBC News, Przybyla was previously senior political reporter at USA TODAY, where she was the lead reporter covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the broader 2016 presidential field.

For more than a decade, Przybyla served as a political, White House and congressional reporter at Bloomberg News based in Washington. As a White House correspondent, Przybyla covered the end of President Bill Clinton's time in office as well as President George W. Bush’s administration, including reporting from the White House during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Przybyla has covered every presidential election, except one, since 2000 and also served as Bloomberg's lead poll writer. She is a Michigan native and has a bachelor's degree in international affairs and German from Michigan State University.

Most Recent Appearances

  • March 13, 2020
    President Trump is under pressure to respond to COVID-19 and Congress took a step towards passing an emergency bill.