Fredrick Kunkle

Washington, D.C.

General assignment reporting

Education: Yale University

Fredrick Kunkle has covered politics, courts, police, transportation and local government in Maryland and Virginia. Kunkle has worked for Reuters, Dow Jones, the Bergen Record and the Newark Star-Ledger as a general assignment reporter and a beat reporter covering aging, business, police, courts, local government and politics. He is a Yale University graduate and the recipient of a Fulbright. He is former co-chair of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild's bargaining unit at The Washington Post.
Latest from Fredrick Kunkle

Federal civil rights officials find Frederick County’s public schools engaged in improper use of restraints, seclusion for disabled students

Federal civil rights officials say an investigation has found that Frederick County, Md.'s public schools engaged in pervasive and improper use of restraints and seclusion when handling children with disabilities. Officials say the county, which fully cooperated in the investigation, has agreed to retrain staff and take other corrective action to prevent discriminatory treatment of disabled students.

December 1, 2021

Some Georgetown businesses want change inside the nonprofit that runs its business improvement district

Small businesses push to reform the powerful nonprofit organization that runs Georgetown business improvement district (BID). Critics say the BID has operated for too long without transparency and accountability and has offered a questionable return on the taxes members must pay into it.

November 26, 2021

Thousands lay flowers at Tomb of the Unknowns to mark its centennial

Members of the public were permitted to lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknowns for the first time.

November 9, 2021

American Horticultural Society’s River Farm receives $1 million gift

The American Horticultural Society's historic River Farm received a $1 million gift from board member Marcia Zech and her husband. The announcement was made as new executive director Keith Tomlinson takes over the nonprofit organization after a year of turmoil caused by plans, now scrapped, to sell George Washington's former property.

November 1, 2021

D.C. violence leaves four people dead over 24 hours, police say

Four people were killed in violence in D.C. over 24-hour period, police said. Deaths come little more than a week after Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and police chief roll out new initiative to combat gun crimes.

October 9, 2021

River Farm is off the market, American Horticultural Society says

George Washington's historic River Farm has been taken off the market, the American Horticultural Society said Tuesday. The nonprofit, now in the hands of board members who opposed selling the property, is exploring ways to hold onto and preserve the site.

October 5, 2021

Prince George’s police obtain arrest warrant for man charged in fatal shooting in Oxon Hill last month

Michael D. Woodruff of the District is wanted on murder charges for the killing of Robert Hall on Sept. 11, police said.

October 3, 2021

Board members who backed sale of River Farm resign

All five members of the American Horticultural Society who were in favor of selling historic River Farm have resigned, effective Thursday, according to an attorney who represents one of the board members opposed to the sale.

September 30, 2021

American Horticultural Society rejects park authority bid for River Farm

The American Horticultural Society has rejected the latest bid from NOVA Parks to buy historic River Farm, formerly part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, but welcomed further negotiations.

September 27, 2021

D.C. Mayor Bowser cuts ribbon on newly renovated Franklin Square

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrates the overhaul and reopening of Franklin Square, one of the city's largest urban parks outside the Mall. The $21 million renovation — all of which was paid for by the city, Bowser said — involved the removal of dozens of mature trees, the retooling of its central plaza and fountain, and the construction of a new pavilion.

September 24, 2021