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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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Democratic Debate Confronts A Loaded Question: 'Can A Woman Win Against Trump?'

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Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Debate In Iowa Ahead Of Caucuses

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Democratic Presidential Debate Stage In Iowa Shrinks To 6 Candidates

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Richest Republicans View Health Care Far Differently Than Poorest, NPR Poll Finds

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1 Month Before Iowa Caucuses, Voters Remain Undecided

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The 6th Democratic Debate Takeaways

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Anti-Impeachment Democrat To Switch Party; Dispute Could Upend Democratic Debate

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Amid Impeachment, A Flurry Of Bipartisan Deals

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