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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If A Parent's Day Job Is Running For Congress, Can The Campaign Pay For Child Care?

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New York Congressional Candidate Wants To Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Child Care

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What We Mean When We Talk About 'Suburban Women Voters'

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Do Women Candidates Have An Advantage In 2018?

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Female Candidates Breastfeed Children In Campaign Ads

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The Wave Of Female Candidates Is Set For A Wave Of Losses, Come November

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Trade Is An Identity Issue, And Trump Knows It

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Poll: Where Americans Draw Lines On Workplace Behavior

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More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared With 2016

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