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

Flaw in Virginia whiskey lottery wildly skewed results, stirring backlash

Virginia ABC officials acknowledged “statistically abnormal” results in its liquor lottery, after several bourbon aficionados flagged some entrants winning multiple bottles.

May 22, 2023

Chesapeake mansion, an architectural ‘milestone,’ wants the nation to see it

Whitehall Manor, the home of Maryland's colonial governor and the product of enslaved labor, would take center stage in the Chesapeake National Recreation Area.

May 16, 2023

EPA reaches deal to police Pennsylvania’s pollution of Chesapeake Bay

The EPA, under a proposed settlement, will put additional pressure on Pennsylvania to reduce pollution that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.

April 21, 2023

How did crucifixion really work? A British discovery offers new clues.

Jesus’ crucifixion is at the center of Good Friday and the Easter resurrection. But the ancient form of capital punishment left little archaeological evidence behind.

April 8, 2023

Maryland AG releases report on alleged Catholic clergy sex abuse

The long-awaited findings took four years to compile and cover alleged abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore from the mid-1940s to 2002.

April 5, 2023

He’s spent his life trapping animals. Now he’s an endangered species.

Changes in fashion, animal rights activism and the pandemic have pummeled the fur industry — and thinned the ranks of a unique group of American outdoorsmen.

March 25, 2023

One dead after tanker truck explodes in Frederick

A fuel tanker crashed and exploded on Saturday in Frederick County, killing the driver, igniting a fire that damaged several nearby homes and forcing the temporary closure of Route 15 in both directions.

March 4, 2023

Md. town comes out against bike trail project by Youghiogheny River

Friendsville’s declaration comes as opponents of the bike trails plan feel momentum shifting their way, following the election of Gov. Wes Moore.

February 19, 2023

National Archives staff told visitors to hide antiabortion slogans, lawsuit says

The plaintiffs allege that security guards told them not to display buttons, hats and clothing that contained messages such as “Life is a HUMAN RIGHT” when they entered the Rotunda, where the Constitution is on display.

February 11, 2023

D.C. bill would offer incentives to switch from gas stoves to electric

Two lawmakers in Virginia have gone in a different direction as America's kitchen culture war over gas stoves intensifies.

February 4, 2023