About Me

On HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

Catherine Rampell writes a twice-weekly, internationally syndicated opinion column for The Washington Post. She is a politics and economics commentator for CNN, and has reported for PBS Newshour’s weekly Making Sen$e segment as a special correspondent.

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 many other radio and TV shows.

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.