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

Four Texans ponder presidential runs in 2016

Four Texans ponder presidential runs in 2016

Republicans’ loyalties being strained in the Lone Star State, as native sons offer different directions for the party.

In Texas, GOP loyalties grow strained as native sons line up on political stage

In Texas, GOP loyalties grow strained as native sons line up on political stage

Even in the Lone Star State, there might not be enough room for four potential presidential candidates.

Is Rick Perry the model for Republicans on immigration?

Is Rick Perry the model for Republicans on immigration?

The Texas governor takes a hard line at the border but a softer touch on other aspects of the issue.

What do women want?

Are ‘women’s issues’ really the issue for women this election season?