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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

Those Who Can, Teach

In California, a nonprofit is recruiting experienced engineers and scientists to teach in the beleaguered public schools.

A Concierge of Your Own

As older people try to keep living at home, having someone to call who'll know who to call helps a lot.

Meet Hillary Clinton's Least-Likely Adviser

Lunch and populism with Teresa Ghilarducci.

Passing on a Love of Reading to the Young

AARP's Experience Corps harnesses the skills of retired professionals who want a chance to give back.

How to Grow Older With Comfort and Purpose

As baby boomers reach retirement age, many are rethinking what the later stages of life should look like.

The Debt Dilemma

Student loans are weighing more heavily on today's young people than they did on earlier generations, the latest Heartland Monitor poll finds.

The New Rules of Success on the Job

In a new poll, Americans say that technical skills and social intelligence trumps a four-year college degree as necessary skills for the workplace.

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