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Jonathan Capehart

Washington Post Associate Editor and Opinion Writer, MSNBC Anchor - Panelist Blurb

Jonathan Capehart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associate Editor of The Washington Post. Since 2007, he has been an opinion writer at The Post. He was a member of The Post’s editorial board until 2022. He hosts the weekly Post podcast “Capehart” and the weekly Post Live show “First Look.” 

At MSNBC, Capehart is the anchor of “The Saturday Show with Jonathan Capehart,” which debuted on Feb. 18th, and “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart,” which has been on the air since 2020. His MSNBC special “A Promised Land: A Conversation with Barack Obama” was nominated in 2021 for an Emmy for “Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis.” His MSNBC special “Pride of the White House” won a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding TV Journalism - Long Form” in 2022. 

At PBS, Capehart serves as a political analyst on The PBS Newshour and is featured on the popular Friday segment “Brooks and Capehart.” 

Capehart has moderated panels and conversations at the 92nd Street Y, The Connecticut Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival and for the Aspen Institute, the Center for American Progress and at the Brussels Forum of the German Marshall Fund. Capehart was a Spring 2019 Fellow at the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service. In 2022, he received an honorary degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. He received an honorary degree from his alma mater, Carleton College, in 2023 and was elected to its Board of Trustees in 2024. His memoir will be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2025. 

From 2002 to 2004, Capehart was deputy editorial page editor of the New York Daily News and served on that paper’s editorial board from 1993 to 2000. In 1999, his 16-month editorial campaign to save the famed Apollo Theater 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 campaign for New York City mayor. 

Capehart has moderated three prior Connecticut Forums: Disruption! in 2017, A Conversation between David McCullough and Stacy Schiff in 2015, and Being Gay in 2013.