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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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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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Exclusive Interview: Jake Sullivan, Biden's National Security Adviser

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Republicans Flout Trump On COVID And Tech

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New Peril Of Local Office? Death Threats.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state's Electoral College at the state Capitol on Monday in Lansing. The building was closed to the public due to security threats around the vote. Carlos Osorio/Pool/AP hide caption

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From Congress To Local Health Boards, Public Officials Suffer Threats And Harassment

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Still frames from the 60 MINUTES hour on Sunday Oct. 25, 2020 with the presidential candidates. CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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Joe Biden Won The Election—But He's Still Left Waiting In The Wings.

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A couple watches the election results at a Republican watch party at Huron Valley Guns in New Hudson, Mich. People watching the results come in saw President Trump outperforming his position in preelection polls. Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Were The Polls Off? Pollsters Have Some Early Theories

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Record Number Of Republican Women Elected To The New Congress

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