Catherine Rampell writes a twice-weekly syndicated opinion column for The Washington Post. She is a politics and economics commentator for CNN and a special correspondent for PBS NewsHour’s Making Sen$e series. She frequently covers economics, public policy, politics, and immigration, with a special emphasis on data-driven journalism.

Catherine previously worked at the New York Times as an economics reporter, founding editor of the award-winning Economix blog, and columnist for the New York Times Magazine’s “It’s the Economy” column. She was also a drama critic for the Times.

She is a regular guest on Marketplace and has appeared on many other radio and TV shows.

Catherine received the 2021 Online Journalism Award for Commentary, the 2010 Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism, and is a six-time Gerald Loeb Award finalist. She grew up in Florida and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton.