About Me

, columnist for The Washington PostCatherine Rampell writes a twice-weekly, internationally 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.

Catherine 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.

She is a regular guest on Marketplace, and has appeared on shows on MSNBC, Fox News, MTV, PBS, CNBC, CBS News, ABC News, C-Span, the BBC, and various public radio stations.

Catherine 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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