Paul Schwartzman

Washington, D.C.

Reporter specializing in political profiles and narratives about life, death and everything in between

Education: Oberlin College, BA in English

Paul Schwartzman specializes in political profiles and narratives about life, death and everything in between. Before joining The Washington Post, he worked at the Bergen Record, the New York Post and the New York Daily News, where he covered Rudolph W. Giuliani’s rise as mayor. At the Washington Post, he has written for Metro, National, Style, and the Washington Post Magazine. He also has written profiles of Giuliani and Barry Scheck for Playboy magazine.
Latest from Paul Schwartzman

Do Jewish New Yorkers care about identity politics? Jerry Nadler hopes so.

Locked in a close reelection contest, New York City’s last Jewish representative in the U.S. House thinks his faith still counts for something.

July 19, 2022

With another victory, Bowser has chance to bolster legacy

With her primary win, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has an opportunity.

June 21, 2022

Trump shunned Nancy Mace. Can she survive a GOP primary anyway?

The South Carolina congresswoman is in the middle of a fight over the meaning of integrity in Republican politics.

June 13, 2022

Felicia Sonmez terminated by The Washington Post after Twitter dispute

The politics reporter's criticism of newsroom colleagues had drawn widespread attention in recent days.

June 9, 2022

After the verdict: confusion, elation and — for a few — disappointment

Stalwart Johnny Depp supporters stayed to celebrate the jury’s decision, even though the film star went to England. Amber Heard’s supporters remain concerned about the implications of the outcome.

June 1, 2022

He’s raised and spent millions running against Marjorie Taylor Greene

Democrat Marcus Flowers is not expected to win. People are throwing money at him anyway.

May 17, 2022

A Democrat in gym shorts tries to rally blue votes in Trump country

John Fetterman believes his road to the U.S. Senate runs through Pennsylvania’s red, rural areas.

April 18, 2022

Andrew Giuliani is test-driving his father’s legacy in New York

The Giuliani name may not get Andrew all the way to Albany. But it's still good for a cruise through Queens.

April 11, 2022

In the poorest wards in the District, Bowser touts advances as she courts wary electorate

Her support from predominately Black wards has shown recent signs of slipping.

March 7, 2022

Former D.C. Housing Authority chair Neil Albert resigns from downtown business group

The DowntownDC BID also disclosed that it had received a subpoena from the U.S. attorney’s office relating to Albert and his involvement with Paola Moya, the owner of Moya Design Partners, a design firm that received contracts from the organization.

March 3, 2022