Patrick B. Pexton
Patrick B. Pexton
Ombudsman

Patrick Pexton was Washington Post ombudsman from March 2011-March 2013. Doug Feaver now serves as reader representative and can be reached at 202.334.7582 or readers@washpost.com. Pexton came to The Post from National Journal, where he was deputy editor, the No. 2 job at the nonpartisan weekly magazine about politics and government. Before National Journal, Pexton worked for the Army Times Publishing Co., where he was an editor, chief Pentagon correspondent and an investigative reporter. He played a key role in uncovering two national stories about the U.S. Navy: the Tailhook sexual harassment scandal and the widespread cheating by midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. At the beginning of his career, Pexton worked at the Shoreline Times newspapers in Southern Connecticut and the Journal newspapers in the Washington suburbs. A Los Angeles native, Pexton graduated from Claremont McKenna College and earned a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Latest by Patrick B. Pexton

A Post farewell

A Post farewell

What I learned during my time as ombudsman.

Is the Post ‘pro-gay’?

Is the Post ‘pro-gay’?

Conservatives sense that they get short shrift in coverage of social issues.

The last ombudsman?

The last ombudsman?

The case for a readers’ representative.

Trouble with the ‘R-word’

Trouble with the ‘R-word’

D.C. fans should listen to Native Americans.