Krissah Thompson

Feature WriterWashington, D.C.


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

Among little-known details in Peter Slevin’s book is Marian Robinson’s concern about her marrying a biracial man.

  • Mar 22, 2015

“I am the public face and voice of the citizens of Houston. I just happen to be a lesbian when I’m doing it.”

  • Mar 17, 2015

As part of the new effort, “Let Girls Learn,” agencies will direct resources toward helping girls attend school.

  • Mar 3, 2015

The new effort was inspired by a joint Oval Office meeting the couple had in 2013 with Malala Yousafzai.

  • Mar 3, 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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