Nancy Cook writes about economic and domestic policy for Next Economy, a joint project of the National Journal and The Atlantic. Prior to this, she covered economic and fiscal policy for National Journal for two years and served as the lead writer on policy coverage of all of D.C.'s major budget battles. She's also worked as a senior editor at Fast Company and a staff writer at Newsweek, based in New York.
She frequently makes television appearances to discuss her reporting, including spots on PBS's NewsHour, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and various national radio programs. She moderates panels and policy briefings for Atlantic Media and has taught graduate-level courses in journalism at Georgetown University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, her alma mater. She holds a B.A. in English from Carleton College and lives in the district with her husband, a political journalist.