Kate Brannen (@K8brannen) is the deputy managing editor of Just Security and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Policy (FP), The Guardian, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Slate, Vice and Vocativ. Previously, she was a senior reporter covering the Pentagon for FP. Brannen was a defense reporter for POLITICO, also responsible for “Morning Defense,” POLITICO's daily national security newsletter.
As the congressional reporter for Defense News, Brannen covered budget and defense policy debates on Capitol Hill. 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 discussed her reporting on MSNBC; NPR’s All Things Considered, On Point, and The Diane Rehm Show; and PRI’s To the Point.
Brannen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in history. She has master's degrees from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and School of International and Public Affairs.