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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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What Happened In Texas And Who Is To Blame?

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When Republicans Attack 'Cancel Culture,' What Does It Mean?

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Exclusive: GOP Strategists Blame Trump For Georgia Senate Losses

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Members of Virginia's Herndon-Reston Indivisible group protest in front of the White House on Aug. 6, 2018. With Donald Trump out of office, progressive groups are turning their focus. Shannon Finney/Getty Images hide caption

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With Biden In Place, The 'Resistance' Tries To Pivot From Defense To Offense

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As Trump Leaves Office, Anti-Trump Activists Try To Form New Agenda

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Macho Politics Defined Trump's Presidency, Culminating With Capitol Riot

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Masculinity's Big Role In Trump's Presidency

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What Were We Thinking? : Carlos Lozada On The Trump Era

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Rioters Are Facing Consequences—Will Any Politicians?

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Georgia's Runoff Ends. Doomed Electoral College Certification Fight Begins.

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Republicans Are Divided Over Trump's Effort To Overturn Election Loss

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What Will Congress and Education Policy Look Like Under Joe Biden?

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