Columnist covering economics, public policy, politics and culture Education: Princeton University
Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post. She frequently covers economics, public policy, politics and culture, with a special emphasis on data-driven journalism. She is also a political and economic commentator for CNN and an occasional special correspondent for PBS Newshour. Before joining The Post, she wrote about economics and theater for the New York Times. Rampell has received the Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism and is a Gerald Loeb Award finalist. She grew up in southern Florida and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University.
Honors & Awards:
Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism, 2010
The Chicago mobster's lawyers also argued that it was somehow unfair to convict someone for a tax crime when other bigger charges couldn't be made to stick; and he was brought down in part by an incompetent attorney who handed over incriminating information to the feds.