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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

Millennials Really Don't Like Big Banks. That's Going to Disrupt the Financial Services World.

Seventy-one percent of millennials would rather go to the dentist than listen to anything big banks have to say.

Four Ways to Help Millennials Break into the Tight Housing Market

A former top Obama housing official says it's a myth that millennials don't want to buy homes. But government and lenders could make it easier for them.

A Tax Change Both Parties Can Support

Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit  has been touted by President Obama, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan.

Is Sweetgreen the Ultimate Millennial Brand?

Started in 2007 by three millennials, the health fast-food company sells locally sourced salads, cold-pressed juices, and a socially responsible image.

The Financial Habits of Millennials In Four Charts

What the way young people choose to spend their money means for the economy.

The Geography of Debt in the U.S.

Americans along both coasts take on the greatest amount of debt, according to a new study, while Southerners suffer the most from overdue bills.

A Capitalist Argument for Clean Energy

"It's not just a story about clean energy. It's a story about cheaper, cleaner energy, and that has much broader appeal." 

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