Krissah Thompson

ReporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Krissah

As Brooks takes over the 105-year-old association, questions about its efficacy today remain.

  • Jul 16, 2014

As Brooks takes over the 105-year-old association, questions about its efficacy today remain.

  • Jul 16, 2014

Michelle Obama participated in the swearing-in of 50 new citizens Wednesday, expressing her support for stalled efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws.

  • Jun 18, 2014

Her grandmother’s stroke began a journey of intense curiosity for Lauren Francis-Sharma and led to a novel.

  • Jun 16, 2014

The Trayvon Martin friend once at the center of a cultural storm now is the central focus of a “village” of mentors.

  • Jun 4, 2014

“Angelou’s poem became mine, too. Such are relationships with her work. They are personal and intimate.”

  • May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou, one of the most renown poets of her generation, died Wednesday at age 86

  • May 28, 2014

Obama called the kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls a “tragic reminder” of the need for educating women and girls around the world.

  • May 22, 2014

Students prove power of performance — and of arts programs — in talent show at White House.

  • May 20, 2014

Cornell William Brooks is named president of the civil rights organization.

  • May 17, 2014

Michelle Obama’s trip to New York City Monday to open up the Metropolitan Museum’s $40 million Anna Wintour Costume Center marked the zenith in the first lady’s long relationship with Vogue magazine’s top editor.

  • May 5, 2014

The legend turned 86 on Friday, and the following day the National Portrait Gallery unveiled her portrait.

  • Apr 6, 2014

Marian Robinson loves Vegas. She’s a smoker. And she plays a key role to the first family: maintaining normalcy.

  • Mar 31, 2014

WHITE HOUSE DEBRIEF | Michelle Obama’s visit turned out to be more substantive than expected.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Obama, her daughters and mother passed through pink blossom trees to see the giant panda enclosure.

  • Mar 26, 2014

Restrictions on reporters in China complicate coverage of Michelle Obama's visit.

  • Mar 25, 2014

In remarks before Chinese high school students, the first lady discussed equal rights.

  • Mar 25, 2014

Michelle Obama makes room in her schedule for a touristic visit to the ancient tomb of China’s first emperor.

  • Mar 24, 2014

What does Michelle Obama wear to hike to the top of the Great Wall?

  • Mar 23, 2014

Michelle Obama talks privately with Chinese students about education issues facing young people.

  • Mar 23, 2014
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About Krissah

Krissah Thompson began writing for The Washington Post in 2001. She has covered local businesses, traveled to El Salvador and Guatemala to tell stories of immigrants’ connections to their home countries and reported from the newsroom’s Prince George’s County bureau. One of her favorite stories on the beat was about an immigrant from Guatemala who was part of the burgeoning class of Central American entrepreneurs opening up shop in the Washington region. She has also been an enterprise writer on the National staff, traveling the country to interview voters during the 2008 presidential campaign. More recently, she has written about civil rights, race and politics. Now she is a Style writer, who covers First Lady Michelle Obama and writes about a broad range of not-so famous people, who unlike FLOTUS do not require Secret Service protection. She lives in Upper Marlboro with her husband Danny and the ever-energetic Jayden. Also: Native Houstonian. UT-Austin alum. Life-long Journalist. She tweets @krissah30.