Catherine Rampell
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Catherine Rampell
Catherine Rampell
Catherine Rampell - New America panel 2016 (cropped).jpeg
Rampell in 2016
Nationality American
Education Princeton University, 2007
Occupation Journalist
Christopher Conlon
Parent(s) Ellen Kahn Rampell
Richard Rampell

Catherine Rampell is an American journalist and nationally syndicated opinion columnist.

Early life and education

Rampell grew up in a Jewish family in South Florida, the daughter of Ellen (née Kahn), an accountant, and Richard Rampell.[1][2][3] She attended Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 2007.[1][4] Both her parents are Princeton alumni.[5]


Rampell is an opinion columnist for The Washington Post and a member of The Washington Post Writers Group. She also is a CNN Political Commentator.[6] Prior to joining The Washington Post, Rampell was an economics journalist, theater critic, and blogger for The New York Times.[7]

She has been a guest political commentator on CBS, CNBC, PBS, MSNBC, NPR National Public Radio and other news networks.[8] She is a regular commentator on Marketplace Edition on public radio.

Rampell has received many awards, including the 2016 Helm Alumni Leadership Award[9] and the 2010 Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism.[8][10] In addition, she was a finalist for the 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism.[11]

Personal life

In 2014, she married Christopher Conlon.[12]


  1. ^ a b Rampell, Catherine; Haynesworth, Leah J. (April 6, 2011). "Not your mother's Princeton"". Princeton Alumni Weekly. Retrieved 2018. 
  2. ^ Patterson, Duane (November 2, 2015). "Washington Post Opinion Columnist Catherine Rampell Defends The CNBC Moderators And MSM Bias - Interview by Hugh Hewitt". AM 1260. I would say I'm an agnostic. I was raised Jewish, but now am pretty secular. 
  3. ^ Rampell, Catherine (March 13, 2018). "Catherine Rampell: Hey, Putin: Don't pin this on the Jews. Let's be frank: If Jews had rigged the election, it would have had a way different outcome". Salt Lake Tribune. But as a Jew, I find Putin's attempt to implicate my people to be disgusting, offensive and obviously false. 
  4. ^ "Catherine Rampell". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ Rampell, Catherine (December 20, 2006). "Standing up for legacy admissions". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018. 
  6. ^ "The Sam Nunberg Show -- Pitaro to lead ESPN -- Ex-WSJ reporter's ordeal -- New NYT politics editor". POLITICO Media. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ Byers, Dylan (January 28, 2014). "Catherine Rampell leaves NYT for WaPo". Politico. Retrieved 2018. 
  8. ^ a b "Catherine Rampell". Institute for New Economic Thinking. 2018. Retrieved 2018. 
  9. ^ "Catherine Rampell Named 2016 Heim Alumni Leadership Award Winner". Duke University. May 1, 2016. Retrieved 2018. 
  10. ^ "Media Award". Weidenbaum Center. Washington University in St. Louis. Retrieved 2018. 
  11. ^ "UCLA Anderson Announces 2012 Gerald Loeb Award Finalists". UCLA Anderson School of Management. May 14, 2012. Retrieved 2018. 
  12. ^ Allen, Mike (September 24, 2014). "Washington Post columnist and former NYT reporter Catherine Rampell married Columbia University assistant professor of Econ Christopher Conlon Sunday night at Battery Gardens in NYC". Politico. 

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