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Nancy Cook

Economic & Domestic Policy Correspondent

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

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.

Grassroots Support Groups for the Unemployed

How a New Jersey man created an extensive network of local meet-ups for out-of-work people to help one another.

2.6 Million Americans Are Unemployed. Do They Need a Self-Esteem Boost?

MIT researchers believe the long-term unemployed need to treat the emotional bruises that can come from looking for jobs.

What the Great Recession Taught Us about Long-Term Unemployment

If you lose your job at the height of an economic downturn, even a college degree doesn't help.

Tom Cotton for President: Chapter One

Meet the people preparing for a Tom Cotton presidential bid.

Tax and Mend

A Q&A with Rosa DeLauro and Mark Sanford on tax reform, income inequality, and the American Dream.

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