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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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Senators Push Trump's Attorney General Pick On Impartiality

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The book, not coincidentally, comes as Sen. Kamala Harris is expected to launch her presidential campaign in the coming weeks. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep.-elect Carol Miller, R-W.V., will be the only new women member of the House GOP in the new Congress. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The New Congress Has A Record Number Of Women — But Very Few Republican Women

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As The Total Number Of Women In Congress Reaches An All-Time High, GOP Numbers Drop

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Childish Gambino performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 21 in Las Vegas, Nev. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia hide caption

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The Best Political Music Of 2018

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 20

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts (center), is just one of several potential 2020 presidential candidates who came out in support of Sanders' Medicare for All proposal in 2017. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Here Are The 'Outside The Box' Progressive Ideas 2020 Democrats Are Pitching

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 13

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Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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House Republicans Hacked + Voter Fraud Allegations In North Carolina

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House Democrats Nominate Pelosi For Speaker; Republicans Win Final Senate Seat

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Newly elected members of the House of Representatives Lucy McBath and Abigail Spanberger meet in front of the U.S. Capitol. Both women represent newly Democratic suburban districts. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Won The Suburbs. Now They Have To Hold Them

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