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Danielle Kurtzleben

Political Correspondent

Danielle Kurtzleben is a political correspondent 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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Abortion-rights activists hold signs outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 4. Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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More activists who have had abortions are saying so out loud. Here's why

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Demonstrators gathered to protest for reproductive rights at the Women's March

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Protesters across the U.S. march in opposition to Texas abortion law

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For White Evangelicals, The Identity Is About More Than Religious Faith

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Abortion-rights advocates march to the house of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for a protest on Sept. 13 in Chevy Chase, Md. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion rights hang in the balance, as advocates rally across the country

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The Women's March is returning on Saturday, this time in support of abortion rights

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