NPR political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben ’05 to deliver Carleton convocation

She will discuss the 2020 presidential election, with particular focuses on economic policy and gender politics. 

Jan. 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, titled, "Rewriting Your Stories," 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 npr.org, 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 Vox.com. 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 usnews.com.

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.