Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart is a member of The Washington Post editorial board, writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog and hosts the “Cape Up” podcast. He is also an MSNBC Contributor, who regularly serves as a substitute anchor, and has served as a guest host on “Midday on WNYC” on New York Public Radio.
Capehart is a regular moderator of panels at the Aspen Ideas Festival and for the Aspen Institute, the Center for American Progress and at the Brussels Forum of the German Marshall Fund. He has also moderated sessions at the Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum and for the Connecticut Forum.
Between his column, podcast, panel moderating and substitute hosting, Capehart has interviewed important political leaders and cultural icons. Among them include, Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney GeneralEric Holder, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Independent presidential candidateEvan McMullin. Capehart has also interviewed actor Mark Hamill, actress Sonia Braga, jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Nancy Wilson, Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz, dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and Bravo television’s Andy Cohen.
In September 2014, the Advocate magazine ranked Capehart 9th out of 50 of the most influential LGBT people in media. In December 2014, Mediaite named him one of the “Top 9 Rising Stars of Cable News.” Equality Forum made him a 2018 LGBT History Month Icon in October. In May 2018, the publisher of the Washington Post awarded him an “Outstanding Contribution Award” for his opinion writing and “Cape Up” podcast interviews.
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.
Jonathan Capehart appears in the following:
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Jonathan Capehart shares his analysis of the COVID relief bill talks, the election and more.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
What did the second night of the RNC look like for the Trump campaign?
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Washington Post op-ed columnist Jonathan Capehart takes us through the highlights from the second night of the Democratic National Convention.
Monday, June 22, 2020
On the same day as Trump's in-person rally in Tulsa, The Poor People's Campaign convened a virtual rally to set an agenda to address systemic injustices.
Monday, June 08, 2020
Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart on all that's riding on Biden's VP pick.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Super Tuesday primary results suggests Biden’s black support is deeper and wider than many could see.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
In last night's Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders got the front-runner treatment.
Monday, January 20, 2020
A panel featuring Washington Post opinion writer and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart, NPR national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang and Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
The impact of the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is still being processed.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Jeff Sessions stepped down. What are the implications moving forward?
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
It's election Tuesday. The midterm results are coming in slowly as Americans wait with baited breaths.
Monday, November 05, 2018
We all want to know: What's going to happen tomorrow?
Thursday, October 25, 2018
We’re getting field reports from key battleground states tonight.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Pollsters look into their data crystal ball and let us know what might happen.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Former President Obama is on the campaign trail in Nevada. And billionaire Tom Steyer wants Trump out of office.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Who needs to vote? But who gets to vote? And why is the stock market plunging?
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Democrats lost a healthcare vote to cover pre-existing conditions and the stock market took an 800-point plunge.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Nikki Haley resigns. Trump’s campaign schedule and his ongoing rallies.
Monday, October 08, 2018
Following the SCOTUS confirmation, a number of polls suggest Americans are more divided than ever.