Krissah Thompson

Feature WriterWashington, D.C.


She does not sweat.

  • May 20, 2015

Forget about retiring: Like other first couples, the Obamas are planning for their post-White House years now.

  • May 11, 2015

She had no prestigious degree or VIP connections, but now she has one of the White House’s biggest jobs.

  • May 7, 2015

She hopes the results of her push to end childhood obesity will last beyond her husband’s presidency.

  • May 3, 2015

The women who will headline tonight’s state dinner share similar issues and hobbies.

  • Apr 28, 2015

Follow along with coverage of the red carpet, pre-parties, speeches and the after-parties for one of the stranger events of our time.

  • Apr 26, 2015

A first gentleman could soon be living in the White House, but some men are already defining the role.

  • Apr 23, 2015

After seven years in the White House shadows, Kristen Jarvis — the first lady’s personal aide — starts a new chapter.

  • Apr 14, 2015

Bernard and the first lady’s communications director announced the upcoming departures.

  • Apr 7, 2015

“The Residence” dishes tales of maids and butlers who served the first families in their private quarters.

  • Apr 6, 2015
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Krissah Thompson began writing for The Washington Post in 2001. She has covered business and 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.
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