Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Washington Post editorial board and an MSNBC contributor.

At the Washington Post, Capehart is the anchor of the PostPartisan blog where he writes about national politics and social issues. He's a leading voice on gay rights, writing on everything from the ending of "don't ask, don't tell" to the pursuit of marriage equality. In September 2014, The Advocate magazine ranked Capehart 9th out of 50 of the most influential LGBT people in media. He is also respected and followed for his writings on race in America, popular culture and American politics and economics.

In addition to his work now at the Washington Post, Capehart is a daily presence on MSNBC, either as a guest on shows such as Now, The Last Word and Morning Joe or as a substitute anchor on The Cycle, The Reid Report, Up with Steve Kornacki and Melissa Harris-Perry. A skilled and sought-after moderator, Capehart has led panel discussions on national politics and social issues at the Center for American Progress, the Council on Foundations, the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Ford Foundation.

Capehart was named one of 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He is an alum of the Japan America Young Leaders Project, the Council for the United States and Italy and the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt Transatlantic Forum between the United States and Germany. Capehart received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Carleton College in Northfield, MN.




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We worked with Jonathan last season and will definitely have him back again. He is a skilled and professional moderator; he came highly prepared, but was also able to think quickly to keep the conversation moving in interesting ways. Our audience loved him! He was a pleasure to work with and extremely professional and accessible. We would recommend Jonathan as a moderator or speaker for any group without hesitation.
— The Connecticut Forum