|Born||July 2, 196712|
|Alma mater||Carleton College|
|Employer||The Washington Post|
Prior to his work with the Washington Post and MSNBC, Capehart was a researcher for NBC's The Today Show.47 Subsequently, he worked for the New York Daily News (NYDN), serving as a member of its editorial board from 1993 to 2000. At the time of his hiring, Capehart was youngest-ever member of that newspaper's editorial board.4 In 2000, he left the NYDN to work at Bloomberg News and afterward, he advised and wrote speeches for Michael Bloomberg during Bloomberg's 2001 run for the mayoralty of New York City.8910 In 2002, he returned to the NYDN, serving as deputy editor of the editorial page until 2004.8 In December 2004, Capehart joined the global public relations company Hill & Knowlton as a Senior Vice President and senior counselor of public affairs.4
In 2013, Capehart refused to comment on a race discrimination lawsuit against the Washington Post that was uncovered by journalist Evan Gahr.12 Gahr labeled Capehart one of the Washington Post-MSNBC fixtures who regularly accuse Republicans and conservatives of racism but were "suddenly quieter than deaf mutes about a lawsuit alleging race discrimination at their own paper." 13
Capehart was a key contributor to a New York Daily News editorial team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for Best Editorial Writing. The award was for a series of editorials regarding Harlem's Apollo Theater.47
He was a 2011 Esteem Honoree, a distinction given to individuals in recognition of efforts in supporting the African American and LGBT communities in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business and art.11
- "Jonathan Capehart: Opinion Writer". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- "Profile: H&K's Capehart climbs ladder with help from friends". PR Week via HighBeam Research (subscription required). July 18, 2005. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- "Alumni Pages:Capehart, Jonathan. Class of 1990". Carleton College. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- "Click:Jonathan Capehart". Politico. 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- "Jonathan Capehart". David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
- Bugg, Sean (November 4, 2010). "Man in the Middle:Jonathan Capehart charts his own course as one of Washington's leading opinion-makers". Metro Weekly. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- Gordon, Meryl (November 19, 2001). "The Winner's Circle". New York. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- "Jonathan Capehart". Center for American Progress. June 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- "2011 Honorees". The Esteem Awards. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
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