Karen Tumulty
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Karen Tumulty is national political correspondent for The Washington Post. 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.

Latest by Karen Tumulty

Justice Scalia’s death increases urgency of social issues in 2016 race

Justice Scalia’s death increases urgency of social issues in 2016 race

Democrats and Republicans have already started fighting over shaping the court.

Clinton tries to put her campaign back on track with a new strategy

Clinton tries to put her campaign back on track with a new strategy

After losing to Bernie Sanders in the N.H. primary, she aims to rally non-white voters in the coming contests.

Sununu, Gregg: Outcome of N.H. primary unpredictable

Sununu, Gregg: Outcome of N.H. primary unpredictable

The most important indicators will be the margin of Trump’s victory, and who among the second tier does best, said the former New Hampshire governors.

Why Clinton’s feminist pitch is not working in New Hampshire

Why Clinton’s feminist pitch is not working in New Hampshire

In the Granite State, many women reject an overtly gender-based appeal for their primary votes.