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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Mourners Gather At U.S. Supreme Court To Pay Respects To Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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An anti-abortion-rights activist demonstrates in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in June. Many Trump voters (or potential Trump voters) bring up abortion in explaining their voting rationale. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Labor Day Is When Election Season Kicks Into High Gear. Here's Where Voters Are.

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Is Trump's Message To Suburban Female Voters Working?

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What Makes Kamala Harris' Candidacy Different From Past Female VP Nominees

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Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden reacts in a video feed from Delaware after winning the votes to become the Democratic Party's 2020 nominee for president during the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. Brian Snyder/Getty Images hide caption

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One Upside For Virtual Convention? No Jeers For Controversial Speakers

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What's On The Minds Of Black Voters In Wisconsin?

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Geraldine Ferraro joined Democrat Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign when he was trailing President Reagan badly in the polls. Sonia Moskowitz/Images/Getty Images hide caption

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In 2020, A Female Running Mate Won't Be A 'Hail Mary'

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Members of the 'Wall of Moms" lock their arms during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Thursday in Portland, Ore. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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What The 'Wall Of Moms' Protests Say About Motherhood, Race In America

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