Karen Tumulty
Reporter

Karen Tumulty is national political correspondent for The Washington Post. She joined the Post in 2010 from TIME Magazine, where she had held the same title.

During her more than 15 years at TIME, Tumulty wrote or co-wrote more than three dozen cover stories. She also held positions with TIME as congressional correspondent and White House correspondent.

Before joining TIME in 1994, Tumulty spent 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered a wide variety of beats. During her time there, she reported on Congress, business, energy and economics out of Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.

Tumulty is a native of San Antonio, Texas, where she began her career at the now-defunct San Antonio Light.

Tumulty holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas-Austin and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is married to Paul Richter, who covers the State Department for the Los Angeles Times. They have two sons, Nicholas and Jack.

Latest by Karen Tumulty

Perry to send National Guard troops to Mexican border

Perry to send National Guard troops to Mexican border

Texas governor says move is needed because Border Patrol is burdened by surge of unaccompanied minors.

Christie, in Iowa, works to regain footing for presidential run

Officially, Christie was in Iowa to raise money both for the Republican Governors Association and for Gov. Terry Branstad’s reelection bid.

Border crisis scrambling the politics of immigration policy

Border crisis scrambling the politics of immigration policy

Obama, under pressure to find a quick solution, is coming under criticism from the left and right.

GOP official seeks party probe of Miss. ads alleging racism

GOP official seeks party probe of Miss. ads alleging racism

The ads reportedly targeted the tea party-backed candidate in the state’s Senate primary runoff.