• Lydia DePillis is a Senior Economics Writer for CNN. She covers the real economy in America, focusing on how statistics and policy play out in people's' lives.

    DePillis joined CNN in 2017 from the same beat at the Houston Chronicle, where she wrote about everything from rice farmers to robot startups. Before that, she covered labor and the workplace at the Washington Post, technology at The New Republic, and real estate at the Washington City Paper.

    DePillis is a native of Seattle and now lives in the other Washington.