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Meet Your Local Host of Morning Edition
Clay Masters has hosted Morning Edition for Iowa Public Radio since 2014. He started at IPR a decade ago as a statehouse correspondent and still has the pulse on politics in Iowa as the lead political reporter. Clay is an award-winning journalist whose stories and analysis routinely appear on NPR, American Public Media and Iowa PBS.
Clay is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Caucus Land, chronicling the 2020 Iowa Caucuses from presidential candidates crisscrossing the state through the fallout after caucus night.
As Republicans barnstorm the state, a high-profile visit by Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., was designed to bolster enthusiasm for an Iowa Democratic Party that hasn't had the easiest few years.
Iowa's popular Republican governor's endorsement is highly coveted in the Iowa Caucus. A source familiar with the matter confirms Reynolds will put her political power behind Florida Gov. DeSantis.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has moved most of his campaign resources to Iowa. Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is visiting the Hawkeye state more, too. But former President Donald Trump remains the frontrunner.