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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Car Loan Delinquencies Reach New High

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The Green New Deal legislation laid out by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey sets goals for some drastic measures to cut carbon emissions across the economy. In the process, it aims to create jobs and boost the economy. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

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Democratic women lawmakers, dressed in white as a tribute to early-20th-century suffragettes, applaud at President Trump's State of the Union address. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Virginia's Governorship Is In Turmoil As Northam Faces Calls To Resign

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Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after yet another bout of recent stock market volatility. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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In Another Recession, It Could Be Tough For Washington To Boost The Economy

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If A Recession Hits, Washington Would Have Few Options To Fight It

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is launching a new PAC to boost Republican women candidates well before they get to the general election. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc. hide caption

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In 2017, Women Marched In Solidarity; 2019 Finds A Fractured Movement

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