Erik Wemple
Opinion Blogger

Erik Wemple has been doing journalism for and about Washington for more than two decades. He started out covering export controls, with an emphasis on the Commerce Department’s long-since-renamed Bureau of Export Administration. But then he took a liking to local affairs, which turned into a position as the Loose Lips columnist for the Washington City Paper. Then came a stint covering Washington for a New York-based, media-obsessed product of the Internet bubble (, defunct). After eight years as editor of the City Paper and another year as editor of, he landed at The Washington Post, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.

Latest by Erik Wemple

NLRB rules against CNN over 2003 dismissals, reorganization

At a time when CNN and its corporate siblings are shrinking, the board orders around 100 re-hirings

Politico planning further expansion in the United States

Politico planning further expansion in the United States

More office space, new outposts.

‘Afraid to say’ segment on ‘Meet the Press’: Hillary Clinton and a GOP Senate

The challenge of hosting original and useful political analysis.