Karen Tumulty

ReporterWashington, D.C.


DEBRIEF | Old loyalties have clouded her decision-making in the past. Can Hillary Clinton move past them?

  • May 22, 2015

The longtime adviser sent then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton more than two dozen back-channel reports about unrest in Libya.

  • May 21, 2015

The Republican contenders criticize Obama but draw few differences among themselves.

  • May 13, 2015

Making the rounds of Sunday shows, the latest entries are grilled on experience and business ventures.

  • May 10, 2015

He argued that the mistakes were in the decisions made after the invasion.

  • May 10, 2015

  • May 10, 2015

The former Arkansas governor faces big challenges reaching beyond evangelicals in a broad GOP field.

  • May 5, 2015

The former Arkansas governor faces a crowded field of well-funded credible conservative contenders.

  • May 5, 2015

Launching a 2016 bid, Huckabee talks about epic battles, but Bill Clinton was also good for his career.

  • May 4, 2015

The latest controversies revive one of the most enduring criticisms of the couple.

  • Apr 23, 2015
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Karen Tumulty is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where she received the 2013 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. 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.
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