Kate Brannen

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2011-2012

Congressional Correspondent, Defense News

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Kate Brannen is the congressional
correspondent for Defense News, covering the political dynamics of defense
policy and spending. In this role, she provides regular coverage of the budget
debate on Capitol Hill and its implications for national security. Her
reporting also appears in the Military
family of newspapers, including Army

Previously, she spent three years covering
the U.S. Army - first as a reporter for InsideDefense.com, then as the
land warfare correspondent for Defense News. She has reported from
military bases across the country and defense industry trade shows overseas,
interviewing Pentagon and State Department senior leadership.

Kate graduated from the University of
Pennsylvania, with a bachelor's degree in history. She has received graduate
degrees from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and School of
International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where she was senior editor of the
Journal of International Affairs.

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