Dale Russakoff

Reporter, The Washington Post

Dale Russakoff spent twenty-eight years as a reporter for the Washington Post, covering politics, education, social policy, and other topics. From 1994 to 2008, she served in the Post’s New York Bureau, which included covering the NYC metropolitan area, including Newark, New Jersey.

Dale grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and credits her parents with encouraging her to question the politics of the world around her, particularly the racial segregation and inequity in her own hometown. She dedicated her book to their memory, as that encouragement led her to a lifelong career in investigating and reporting social issues.

The Prize, serialized in The New Yorker, is her first book. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband Matthew Purdy, an editor at The New York Times. They have two grown sons.

Past Appearances

Knowledge @Wharton: September 11, 2015

Host Dan Loney is joined by John Strong (CSX Professor of Finance and Economics, College of William and Mary), Michael Levine (Professor, New York University School of Law), Dale Russakoff (Reporter, The Washington Post), Lisa Rickard (President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform), Rebecca Smith (Deputy Director, National Employment Law Project), Amelia Neptune (Friendly Business Program Manager, League of American Bicyclists), and Alex Doty (Executive Director, The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia) on the Friday, September 11, 2015 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, September 11, 2015


On Wharton Business Radio

Leadership in Action: November 8, 2018 Episode Featured ImageLeadership in Action: November 8, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Ayodele Gansallo (Senior Staff Attorney; Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania, HIAS Pennsylvania), Dale Russakoff (Reporter, The Washington Post), and Kyle Nel (CEO, Uncommon Partners) on the Thursday, November 8, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.

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