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    Deirdre Walsh is a Senior Congressional Producer for CNN.

    Over the last 14 years at CNN Walsh has covered major news stories including: four presidential campaigns, several midterm elections, Congress' handling of the 2008 financial crisis, lengthy negotiations over health care reform, the battle over fiscal policy and the nation's debt limit, the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, and the Shuttle Columbia disaster.

    Walsh is a key contributor to the network's newsgathering efforts for multiple platforms -- CNN, CNN.com, and CNN International.

    Prior to covering Capitol Hill, Walsh served as a producer for "Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics" from 2000-2005. "Inside Politics" was the first cable program exclusively dedicated to reporting on political news.

    From 2006-2009 Walsh served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association, which helps coordinate broadcast coverage of Capitol Hill with leadership of the House and Senate.

    Walsh was elected in August 2012 as a member of the Board of Directors for the Washington Press Club Foundation, and currently chairs the foundation's Intern Committee.

    In February 2013 Walsh, along with CNN's Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, was awarded the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress by the National Press Foundation. The winning story exposed a loophole in an insider trading law, known as the "STOCK Act." After CNN's report aired both the House and Senate quickly passed a new law to close the loophole.

    Walsh, again with Bash, was awarded the Joan Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based Congressional or political reporting in June 2013.

    Walsh received a B.A. in Political Science/Communications from Boston College. She lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and daughter.