Catherine Rampell

Catherine RampellCatherine Rampell writes a twice-weekly, nationally syndicated opinion column for The Washington Post. She frequently covers economics, public policy, politics, and culture, with a special emphasis on data-driven journalism. In addition to her columns, she also writes shorter, chart-heavier takes for her Post blog, Rampage.

Ms. Rampell previously worked at The New York Times as an economics reporter, founding editor of the award-winning Economix blog, and guest columnist for the New York Times Magazine’s “It’s the Economy” column. She also moonlit as a theater critic for the Times, reviewing off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway plays.

Ms. Rampell received the Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism and is a Gerald Loeb Award finalist. She grew up in South Florida (the New York part) and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton.


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