Danielle Kurtzleben - 2015
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Danielle Kurtzleben - 2015
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Danielle Kurtzleben

Political Reporter

Danielle Kurtzleben is a political reporter assigned to NPR's Washington Desk. In her current role, she writes for npr.org's It's All Politics blog, focusing on data visualizations. In the run-up to the 2016 election, she will be using numbers to tell stories that go far beyond polling, putting policies into context and illustrating how they affect voters.

Before joining NPR in 2015, Kurtzleben spent a year as a correspondent for Vox.com. As part of the site's original reporting team, she covered economics and business news.

Prior to Vox.com, Kurtzleben was with U.S. News & World Report for nearly four years, where she covered the economy, campaign finance and demographic issues. As associate editor, she launched Data Mine, a data visualization blog on usnews.com.

A native of Titonka, Iowa, Kurtzleben has a bachelor's degree in English from Carleton College. She also holds a master's degree in Global Communication from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

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Platform Check: Presidential Candidates Present Family Policies

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Donald Trump speaks to the media on April 27, 2011, in Portsmouth, N.H., after President Obama released his original birth certificate earlier that morning. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump eats a pork chop on a stick at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Is 'Rural Resentment' Driving Voters To Donald Trump?

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