Economic and Fiscal Policy Correspondent
Nancy Cook is the economic and fiscal policy correspondent for National Journal, where she covers economic proposals out of Congress and the White House; tax policy; and the federal budget process.
Her writing and reporting on business, economics, and politics has appeared in print, online, and on-air for Newsweek, Fast Company, The Atlantic.com, GOOD, and National Public Radio. She has appeared on PBS’s NewsHour, C-Span, MSNBC, and various national radio programs to discuss her work—and frequently moderates panels and policy briefings for National Journal and the Atlantic Media Company.
Before relocating to Washington D.C. in August 2011, she worked as a staff writer for Newsweek and Fast Company in New York and taught as an adjunct professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. A seven-month-long multimedia project she created for Newsweek.com about the labor market following the Great Recession won the New York Press Club award in 2010 for best business reporting on the Internet.
She’s a graduate of the Columbia J-School and Carleton College in Minnesota and currently lives in the district with her husband, a political journalist.