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Nancy Cook

Economic & Domestic Policy Correspondent

ncook@nationaljournal.com

Nancy Cook covers economic and domestic policy for National Journal and also serves as the lead writer 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 more than two years, leading the 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 CNN, MSNBC, PBS's NewsHour, 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.

Latest From Nancy Cook

Can Seattle Go Any Greener?

The city looks to become a hub for smart-building technology. 

Kentucky’s Workforce Experiment

How the cities of Louisville and Lexington banded together to create a pipeline of skilled manufacturing workers.

The Economic Plan That Could Help Rural America

What works for cities could also boost the economies of farming communities.

A Truce in the War Between Cities and Their Suburbs

Dueling tax incentives and bidding wars are so retro. Now economic development is all about regional cooperation.

The Long-Term Unemployment Trap

The longer someone has gone without a job, the harder it is for them to land one. These programs have figured a way back into work.

Putting the Unemployed Back to Work

How a Chicago nonprofit is upending the typical model of job placement by focusing first on what businesses need.

From Unemployed to Small-Business Owner

How a New York state program helps out-of-work people start businesses while still collecting unemployment insurance.

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