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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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Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will all be on the debate stage together on June 27. Scott Eisen; Kimberly White; Mark Makela; Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Debate Lineup: Sanders And Biden To Face Off

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke have all made the cut to appear in the first Democratic primary debate. Scott Eisen; Mark Makela; Ethan Miller; Kimberly White; Kimberly White/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren participates in a re-enacted swearing-in with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3, 2013. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Presidential Debates Could Reignite Warren-Biden Bankruptcy Fight

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a 2015 rally to push for a raise to the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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From Amazon To Walmart, 2020 Candidates Take On Big Corporations By Name

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President Trump speaks to service members of the U.S. Coast Guard during an invitation to play golf at Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Trump resort at Mar-a-Lago brought in nearly $23 million last year. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Bill Clinton stands with Alice Rivlin, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, at the White House on March 19, 1996. Rivlin was the first woman to hold that post. Richard Ellis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Elizabeth Warren speaks at a campaign stop at the Kermit, W.Va., fire department on May 10. Kermit has a population of about 400 and is believed to have been visited by only one other presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy. Warren went on to campaign in the rural southern Ohio town of Chillicothe, before ending the day in Columbus. Andrew Spear for NPR hide caption

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Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan — To Get Personal With Voters

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Warren Takes Democratic Presidential Campaign To West Virginia, Ohio

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a May 4 town hall at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Workers on his campaign have reached a union contract with management. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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