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Jonathan Capehart

Washington Post Opinion Writer & Editorial Board Member, MSNBC Contributor - Panelist Blurb

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, Martin Bashir and Way Too Early.

As a member of The Washington Post editorial board, Capehart specializes in national politics and environmental issues. He joined the board in 2007 after years as a member of the New York Daily News' editorial board. Capehart and the Daily News received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for their series on the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Capehart was a 2011 Esteem Honoree, a distinction given to individuals in recognition of efforts to support the African American and LGBT communities in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business and art. He was also a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his successful campaign for mayor of New York City.

A regular on television news programs, including Morning Joe and The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Capehart has also 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 has moderated two prior Connecticut Forums: A Conversation between David McCullough & Stacy Schiff in 2015, and Being Gay in 2013.