Contributor

Created Oct 14, 2013

Jonathan Capehart

MSNBC Contributor & Washington Post Opinion Writer more

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart is a member of The Washington Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog. He is an MSNBC Contributor and has served as a substitute anchor on "The Cycle" and "Martin Bashir" and "Way Too Early." He also has been a member of the Reporters Roundtable on ABC News's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," and substitute host on "The Brian Lehrer Show" and "The Leonard Lopate Show" on WNYC.

Capehart was deputy editorial page editor of the New York Daily News from 2002 to 2004, and served on that paper's editorial board from 1993 to 2000. In 1999, his 16-month editorial campaign to save the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem earned him and the board the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. Capehart left the Daily News in July 2000 to become the national affairs columnist at Bloomberg News, and took a leave from this position in February 2001 to serve as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his first successful campaign for New York City mayor.