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. 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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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren looks on as South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate. Warren's policy positions were described as unrealistic and expensive by her rivals in the Democratic debate. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'To Preserve Our Constitution' Biden Calls For Trump Impeachment

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Joe Biden Holds Town Halls In New Hampshire

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The Baumol Effect And Rising Health Care And Education Costs

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Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign says he "is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days." Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Bernie Sanders Has Heart Procedure, Cancels Events Until Further Notice

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