Jonathan Capehart

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Jonathan Capehart
Alma materCarleton College
Northfield, MN
OccupationJournalist
EmployerThe Washington Post
Awards
  • Pulitzer Prize (Best Editorial Writing) 1999
  • Esteem Honoree 2011
 
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Jonathan Capehart
Alma materCarleton College
Northfield, MN
OccupationJournalist
EmployerThe Washington Post
Awards
  • Pulitzer Prize (Best Editorial Writing) 1999
  • Esteem Honoree 2011

Jonathan Capehart is an American journalist and television personality. He writes for The Washington Post's PostPartisan blog and is a contributor for MSNBC.[1]

Background[edit]

Capehart grew up in New Jersey, and attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School.[2] He is a graduate of Carleton College.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Prior to his work with the Washington Post and MSNBC, Capehart was a researcher for NBC's The Today Show.[2][5] Subsequently, he worked for the New York Daily News (NYDN), serving as a member of its editorial board from 1993 to 2000. At the time of his hiring, Capehart was youngest-ever member of that newspaper's editorial board.[2] In 2000, he left the NYDN to work at Bloomberg News and afterward, he advised and wrote speeches for Michael Bloomberg during Bloomberg's 2001 run for the mayoralty of New York City.[6][7][8] In 2002, he returned to the NYDN, serving as deputy editor of the editorial page until 2004.[6] In December 2004, Capehart joined the global public relations company Hill & Knowlton as a Senior Vice President and senior counselor of public affairs.[2]

He joined the staff of the Washington Post as a journalist and editorial board member in 2007.[9] He currently serves in that capacity, in addition to being a contributing commentator for MSNBC.[4]

Awards[edit]

Capehart was a key contributor to a New York Daily News editorial team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for Best Editorial Writing. The award was for a series of editorials regarding Harlem's Apollo Theater.[2][5]

He was a 2011 Esteem Honoree, a distinction given to individuals in recognition of efforts in supporting the African American and LGBT communities in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business and art.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jonathan Capehart: Opinion Writer". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Profile: H&K's Capehart climbs ladder with help from friends". PR Week via HighBeam Research (subscription required). July 18, 2005. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Alumni Pages:Capehart, Jonathan. Class of 1990". Carleton College. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Click:Jonathan Capehart". Politico. 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Jonathan Capehart". David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary. Retrieved April 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Bugg, Sean (November 4, 2010). "Man in the Middle:Jonathan Capehart charts his own course as one of Washington's leading opinion-makers". Metro Weekly. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ Gordon, Meryl (November 19, 2001). "The Winner's Circle". New York. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jonathan Capehart". Center for American Progress. June 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "2011 Honorees". The Esteem Awards. Retrieved April 6, 2012.