Annie Lowrey

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Annie Lowrey
Annie Lowrey The Myth of Meritocracy (29603514006).jpg
Lowrey in 2016
Born (1984-07-22) July 22, 1984 (age 37)[1]
Alma materHarvard University (BA)
Spouse(s)Ezra Klein (m. 2011)[2]

Annie M. Lowrey (/ˈlɑːri/; 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 served 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, and[10]

Personal life[edit]

Lowery graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English and American Literature.[11] 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 live in Oakland, California.[15] They have two children, the first born in February 2019 and the second in fall 2021.[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 (25 March 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. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  4. ^ "Annie Lowrey leaving Slate". New York Magazine.
  5. ^ "Annie Lowrey". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-08-18.
  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. ^ "The Super-Rich Are Different From You and Me".
  11. ^ Team, Marathi TV Editorial (2020-03-16). "Annie Lowrey Wiki, Age, Husband, Bio, Atlantic ( Ezra Klein Wife )". Marathi.TV. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  12. ^ "Annie M. Lowrey". The Harvard Crimson. Jun 5, 2007. Archived from the original on 2010-01-21.
  13. ^ "New York Media Power Couples". New York Observer. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  14. ^ Show', 'The Ezra Klein (19 January 2021). "Opinion | Introducing 'The Ezra Klein Show'". The New York Times.
  15. ^ Johnson, Eric (2018-12-12). "Full Q&A: Ezra Klein and Kara Swisher on the future of journalism". Vox. Archived from the original on October 6, 2019. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "Journalist and author Annie Lowrey wants you to understand that universal basic income isn't crazy". Recode. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  18. ^ Pethoukis, James; Chen, Lanhee (24 August 2018). "'Give People Money'? A long-read Q&A with Annie Lowrey on the case for a Universal Basic Income". American Enterprise Institute. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  19. ^ Chotiner, Isaac (23 July 2018). "Universal Basic Income Is Not a Magic Bullet". Slate. Retrieved 2 April 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. 14 September 2018. Archived from the original on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.

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