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Annie Lowrey

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Annie Lowrey
Lowrey in 2016
Born (1984-07-22) July 22, 1984 (age 39)[1]
Alma materHarvard University (BA)
SpouseEzra Klein (m. 2011)[2]

Annie M. Lowrey (/ˈlri/; born July 22, 1984) is an American journalist who writes on politics and economic policy for The Atlantic.[3] Previously, Lowrey covered economic policy for the New York Times and prior to that was the Moneybox columnist for Slate.[4] She was also a staff writer for the Washington Independent and was on the editorial staffs of Foreign Policy and The New Yorker.[5] She is a leading proponent of universal basic income.[6]

Lowrey joined Slate in 2010 as part of an effort to revamp their coverage of business and the economy.[7] Lowrey has appeared as a guest on the PBS Newshour,[8] The Rachel Maddow Show,[9] Morning Joe, Up with Steve Kornacki, Real Time with Bill Maher,[10] and Bloggingheads.tv.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Lowrey attended Harvard University. While at Harvard, she wrote for the Harvard Crimson.[12]

Lowrey is married to Ezra Klein, the co-founder of Vox and currently a columnist and podcast host at the New York Times.[13][14] They have two children, the first born in February 2019 and the second in fall 2021.[15] In 2022, Lowrey wrote about how each of her pregnancies involved significant health complications.[16]


In 2018, Lowrey published her first book, titled Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World.[17][18][19][20] It was shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.[21]


  1. ^ Pappu, Sridhar (March 25, 2011). "Young Pundits Become Washington's Media Elite". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Mazel Tov, Media Power Couple – The New York Observer
  3. ^ "Lowrey to cover economic policy for The Atlantic". Talking Biz News. February 22, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Annie Lowrey leaving Slate". New York Magazine.
  5. ^ "Annie Lowrey". The Guardian. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  6. ^ Lowrey, Annie (August 16, 2018). "Why the U.S. Should Provide Universal Basic Income". The Atlantic.
  7. ^ "Annie Lowrey writes on the economy and business for Slate". Slate.
  8. ^ "Borders Closes the Book as Decisions Come Back to Haunt Chain". PBS.
  9. ^ Maddow, Rachel. "Unemployed Could Wield Power". YouTube.
  10. ^ "hbo episode guide".
  11. ^ "The Super-Rich Are Different From You and Me".
  12. ^ "Annie M. Lowrey". The Harvard Crimson. June 5, 2007. Archived from the original on January 21, 2010.
  13. ^ "New York Media Power Couples". New York Observer. July 5, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  14. ^ Show', 'The Ezra Klein (January 19, 2021). "Opinion | Introducing 'The Ezra Klein Show'". The New York Times.
  15. ^ Ezra Klein and Jane Coaston (February 25, 2019). "Noah Rothman on the "unjustice" of social justice politics". The Ezra Klein Show (Podcast). Vox Media Podcast Network. Event occurs at 00:00:20. Archived from the original on February 6, 2020. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  16. ^ Lowrey, Annie (August 1, 2022). "American Motherhood: My pregnancies could have killed me, but at least I chose them". The Atlantic. No. August 1, 2022. The Atlantic Monthly Group. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  17. ^ "Journalist and author Annie Lowrey wants you to understand that universal basic income isn't crazy". Recode. July 16, 2018. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  18. ^ Pethoukis, James; Chen, Lanhee (August 24, 2018). "'Give People Money'? A long-read Q&A with Annie Lowrey on the case for a Universal Basic Income". American Enterprise Institute. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  19. ^ Chotiner, Isaac (July 23, 2018). "Universal Basic Income Is Not a Magic Bullet". Slate. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  20. ^ "What if the Government Gave Everyone a Paycheck?". Book review. The New York Times. July 9, 2018.
  21. ^ "FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year — the shortlist". Financial Times. September 14, 2018. Archived from the original on September 15, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.

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