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Anne Elise Kornblut (born February 25, 1973) is an American journalist. She is a staff writer for the Washington Post.
Kornblut was raised in McLean, Virginia, the daughter of Jane Kornblut and the late Arthur T. Kornblut, a lawyer with a practice in Washington, D.C. Her sister Emily is a human rights educator. She was a National Merit Program semifinalist in 1989. She graduated from Holton-Arms School private school in Bethesda, Maryland in 1990. She is a 1994 graduate of Columbia University.
Kornblut formerly worked at the New York Daily News, at which she served as an intern, and at the Boston Globe, for which she also covered national politics. A veteran of the 2000 and 2004 presidential races, her political reportage has included stories on the reelection campaign of George W. Bush and the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.
Kornblut joined the New York Times in 2005. One of her assignments was to cover the political career and reelection campaign of Senator Hillary Clinton; she thereafter became one of the paper's national political correspondents.
In early 2007, Kornblut was hired by the Washington Post. She is a frequent guest on MSNBC.
In 2002, she won the White House Correspondents' Association Aldo Beckman Award for her coverage of President George W. Bush’s first year in office.
The Salon.com columnist Glenn Greenwald has claimed that Kornblut reports Republican Party sloganeering as fact. He has also claimed she abused anonymity standards while supplying the sources of statements made by Obama administration officials. The Daily Howler media critic Bob Somerby has leveled similar charges.
On 11 August 2008, The Atlantic Monthly magazine revealed a letter by The Washington Post's managing editor, dated 11 February 2008, addressed to the Hillary Clinton campaign manager, in which he had protested the assertion made by an addressee's spokesman that Kornblut was fired by The New York Times because of her reporting. The editor rejected the allegation, and defended her reporting as "tough, accurate and fair".
Kornblut married Jon Cohen, Director of Polling for the Washington Post, at the Tra Vigne restaurant in St. Helena, California on July 24, 2010. Guests included her Maid of Honor Campbell Brown, Reader Jessica Yellin, Dan Senor, Laura and Bill Burton, Stephanie Cutter, Sarah Feinberg, Todd Harris, and Leibo and Russ Schriefer. They honeymooned in Southeast Asia before returning to cover the 2010 elections. Kornblut was previously married to English-born BBC News producer Mark Orchard.