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. 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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The Economics of Music Festivals

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Trump And Trade: The Point Of No Return?

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How Much Do Presidential Candidate Visits To Iowa's State Fair Actually Help Voters?

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Iowa Gun Forum Draws 2020 Presidential Candidates

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York questioned former Vice President Joe Biden about his past comments concerning the child care tax credit during the second night of the Democratic primary debates in Detroit. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Digging In To Democrats' Health Care Arguments In 1st Night Of Debate

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On the debate stage in Detroit, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were at the center of a heated fight over "Medicare for All." Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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