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

Political Reporter

Danielle Kurtzleben is a political reporter assigned to NPR's Washington Desk. She appears on NPR shows, writes for the web, and is a regular on the NPR Politics Podcast. Her reporting is wide-ranging, with particular focuses on gender politics, demographics, and economic policy.

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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Omarosa Manigault Newman Secretly Records The President; Plus Tuesday's Primaries

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Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire were among the women who got credit for reaching across the aisle to end the 2013 government shutdown. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Electing More Women Would Change Congress (But Not Make It More Bipartisan)

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Facebook Removes Accounts Involved In Deceptive Political Influence Campaign

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What You Need To Know About The Democratic Socialists Of America

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Trump Walks Back Comments At Putin Summit & DOJ Charges Russian Operative

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Life As A Young Woman Candidate: Fending Off 'Older Men' And Being An Outsider

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This Year Many Women Under 30 Are Running For Congress

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When Retirement Advice Went Viral

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