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

A CNN staffer’s parting words

The network is moving to ‘cut back on congressional coverage.’

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart rebuts critics over Gaza commentary

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart rebuts critics over Gaza commentary

Comedian holds forth on reaction to backlash.

Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC News

Move follows revelations on her salary, plus her pivot toward work at the Clinton Foundation.

Departing CNN producer pines for the olden days

More journo nostalgia. Justified?