Jonathan Capehart

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:

Where We Go From Here

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The impact of the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is still being processed.

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What Happened. What's Next?

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Jeff Sessions stepped down. What are the implications moving forward?

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The Night We've All Been Waiting For

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

It's election Tuesday. The midterm results are coming in slowly as Americans wait with baited breaths.

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Ask a Pollster: What's Going to Happen?

Monday, November 05, 2018

We all want to know: What's going to happen tomorrow?

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Moving Forward and Back to the State Races

Thursday, October 25, 2018

We’re getting field reports from key battleground states tonight.

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When Everybody Gets a Bomb Threat

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

We discuss bomb threats.

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Pollsters and Voter Turnout

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Pollsters look into their data crystal ball and let us know what might happen.

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To Impeach or Not To Impeach

Monday, October 22, 2018

Former President Obama is on the campaign trail in Nevada. And billionaire Tom Steyer wants Trump out of office.

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Voter Purges, New Voters and The Black Vote

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Who needs to vote? But who gets to vote? And why is the stock market plunging?


Stocks Plunge as the Fight Over Health Care Continues

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Democrats lost a healthcare vote to cover pre-existing conditions and the stock market took an 800-point plunge.


Midterm Messaging

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Nikki Haley resigns. Trump’s campaign schedule and his ongoing rallies.


Fear and Loathing and Lots of Anger

Monday, October 08, 2018

Following the SCOTUS confirmation, a number of polls suggest Americans are more divided than ever.

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A Hearing for the History Books: Ford Versus Kavanaugh

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh each give their testimony to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

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The President, The Nominee and The Accusers

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The President had his first solo press conference this year earlier today, and we are debriefing with listeners.

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President Trump Was at the UN General Assembly Today

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

With all the domestic issues like the Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination, whether to fire Rod Rosenstein and what Michael Cohen is telling investigators...


Rod Rosenstein's Wild Ride

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Deputy AG offered to resign...but it wasn’t accepted...or he wanted to talk about talking about resigning.


The Year of the Woman, All Over Again

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Decades after Anita Hill's testimony, it's the 'Year of the Woman' all over again.

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Accusations Against Kavanaugh Caught on Party Lines

Monday, September 17, 2018

How sexual abuse allegations against Supreme Court nominee, Judge Bret Kavanaugh, are turning into a case study of bipartisanship.

Immigration from the Left and Right

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A look at the immigration issue from both sides of the political aisle. 

Healthcare on the Campaign Trail

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

How Democrats and Republicans have been handling the contentious issue of healthcare on the campaign trail.