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

A Thurmond of the next generation seeks a new legacy in South Carolina

A Thurmond of the next generation seeks a new legacy in South Carolina

Strom Thurmond’s son is helping lead the drive to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.

To accept or fight on? Marriage ruling divides GOP field into two camps.

To accept or fight on? Marriage ruling divides GOP field into two camps.

All the Republican candidates decry the legalization of same-sex unions, but they differ on how to respond.

Republicans noisily outraged — and quietly relieved — over court decision

Republicans noisily outraged — and  quietly relieved — over court decision

Obamacare ruling gives a reprieve to Republicans, who have not produced a health-care law alternative.

How a Southern Baptist leader became surprising voice on Confederate flag

How a Southern Baptist leader became surprising voice on Confederate flag

Russell Moore is a new kind of evangelical leader.