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Kate Linebaugh

Executive editor and co-host of The Journal

Kate Linebaugh

Kate Linebaugh is the co-host of The Journal. She has worked at The Wall Street Journal for 15 years, most recently as the deputy U.S. news coverage chief. Linebaugh started at the Journal in Hong Kong, stopping in Detroit and coming to New York in 2011. As a reporter, she covered everything from post-9/11 Afghanistan to the 2004 Asian tsunami; from Toyota’s sudden acceleration recall to General Electric. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and went back to campus in 2007 for a Knight-Wallace fellowship.


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The Wall Street Journal presents THE JOURNAL: Economy Anxiety and the Election

Sat May 4, 2024 | 1:30pm

There’s a striking disconnect between how Americans feel about the economy and the direction the economy is going. How will those feelings shape the 2024 election and how much does the economy really matter in the Biden vs. Trump rematch? Join Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson, co-hosts of podcast The Journal, as they sit down with The Wall Street Journal’s senior political correspondent Molly Ball for a live taping of the show.

The Journal is a daily podcast about money, business and power from The Wall Street Journal and Spotify.

Kate Linebaugh
Ryan Knutson
Molly Ball
Featuring: Kate Linebaugh, Ryan Knutson, Molly Ball

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The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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