NPR political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben ’05 to deliver Carleton convocation

January 6, 2020

Danielle Kurtzleben ’05, a political reporter for National Public Radio (NPR), will deliver Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Jan. 10, from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In her presentation, Kurtzleben will discuss the 2020 presidential election.

Danielle KurtzlebenAs a political reporter, Kurtzleben is assigned to NPR’s Washington Desk. She appears on NPR shows, writes for, and is a regular on the NPR Politics Podcast. She is currently covering the 2020 presidential election, with particular focuses on economic policy and gender politics.

Prior to joining NPR in 2015, Kurtzleben worked as a business and economics correspondent for She also served as associate editor for U.S. News & World Report, where she covered economics, campaign finance and demographic issues. During her time at U.S. News, Kurtzleben launched Data Mine, a data visualization blog on

Kurtzleben studied English at Carleton and went on to earn a master’s degree in global communication from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Convocation is sponsored by Carleton College Events. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4308. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located at First and College Streets in Northfield.

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