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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A woman shouts slogans during the Women's March in New York City, January 20, 2018, as protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States. It was a sign of lasting outrage, coming a year after the first women's marches following President Trump's inauguration. KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, September 20

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NPR Poll: Midwest Abandons Trump, Democrats Chances Balloon Ahead of Midterms

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Midterm Update: Ayanna Pressley's Upset Victory Shows Power Of Women Of Color

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Omarosa Manigault Newman Secretly Records The President; Plus Tuesday's Primaries

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Electing More Women Would Change Congress (But Not Make It More Bipartisan)

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Facebook Removes Accounts Involved In Deceptive Political Influence Campaign

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What You Need To Know About The Democratic Socialists Of America

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Trump Walks Back Comments At Putin Summit & DOJ Charges Russian Operative

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