Danielle Kurtzleben Danielle Kurtzleben is a political correspondent assigned to NPR's Washington Desk.
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Danielle Kurtzleben

Political Correspondent

Danielle Kurtzleben is a political correspondent assigned to NPR's Washington Desk. She appears on NPR shows, writes for the web, and is a regular on The NPR Politics Podcast. She is covering the 2020 presidential election, with particular focuses on on economic policy and gender politics.

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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Saturday

Sudan's local kitchens are stepping in to make up for the lack of international aid

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Summer is the season of moving, and Americans do it more than any other country

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16-year-old soccer player Lamine Yamal brings his homework to Euro 2024

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The week in AI: Apple announces AI features in new iPhone, Musk drops OpenAI lawsuit

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Bird flu risk is restricted to those who work with dairy cattle — for now

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Known for his role in Brexit, Nigel Farage is gaining prominence in the U.K. elections

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Saturday Sports: NBA finals, Caitlin Clark and internet trolls, Jerry West passing

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Switzerland is hosting a summit organized by Ukraine in the hope of peace talks

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The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Starbucks could impact unions everywhere

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Why banana brand Chiquita was found liable for deaths in the Colombia's Civil War

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The Reverend Shawn Amos on his latest album 'Soul Brother No. 1'

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Week in politics: Biden reaches out to older voters, Trump meets with GOP senators

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A vendor sells 2024 Donald Trump campaign souvenirs at a Turning Point Action USA conference in West Palm Beach, Fla., in 2023. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What Trump's vulgar campaign merchandise says about his suppporters

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Ally Pankiw's film 'I Used to be Funny' follows a stand-up comedian with PTSD

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Friday

Gun control advocates worry about the impact of the Supreme Court's latest ruling

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Sunday

Donald Trump is a convicted felon. How is that shaping his campaign messaging?

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Friday

Former President Donald Trump holds a press conference following the verdict in his hush-money trial at Trump Tower on May 31 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

Trump is found guilty on 34 counts in New York. How will this affect his campaign?

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Monday

Voters fill out their ballots at a polling place, Feb. 29, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

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Why some young male voters are moving to Trump

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Saturday

Palestinians receive medical care at the European hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. doctor in Gaza wants President Biden to know 'we are not safe'

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Saturday

Former President Donald Trump has long made headlines with controversial comments about everything from immigration to trade, but translating those talking points isn't always easy. Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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Thursday

On a day off from his hush money trial, Trump campaigns in 2 swing states

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