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

House GOP and D.C.: A historically strained marriage grows more tenuous

Bipartisan cooperation — especially around the management of the nation’s capital — is rare, if not nonexistent these days.

May 13, 2023

A second D.C. government employee accuses Falcicchio of harassment

The woman is the second D.C. government employee to accuse the former deputy mayor of sexual harassment.

March 31, 2023

Departure of D.C. mayor’s right-hand man leaves ‘gap that has to be filled’

John Falcicchio has been a pillar of Bowser’s public life for more than 15 years when he suddenly resigned. Days later, lawyers representing a D.C. worker accused him of sexual harassment.

March 27, 2023

John Falcicchio, Bowser’s former top adviser, accused of sexual harassment

Attorneys for a D.C. worker say she reported "serious allegations of sexual harassment” against Falcicchio, and that the alleged behavior was “longstanding.”

March 20, 2023

John Falcicchio, Bowser’s top political adviser, departs from D.C. government

John Falcicchio’s departure was mentioned at the bottom of a news release detailing D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s picks to fill the roles he previously held.

March 17, 2023

Steps from the Capitol, Trump allies buy up properties to build MAGA campus

In what may be an only-in-Washington vista, a single Pennsylvania Avenue block is occupied by the left-leaning Public Citizen, the conservative Heritage Foundation and the Conservative Partnership Institute, which bought four properties through its affiliates.

March 15, 2023

An ugly feud rankles D.C.’s beauty industry

A rift over control of a D.C. beauty school has led to an allegation that has prompted an investigation and the threat of a lawsuit, and roiled the city’s beauty industry.

March 11, 2023

D.C. statehood advocates seek path forward after ‘gut punch’ of Biden tweet

D.C. leaders and statehood advocates said they hope that the moment galvanizes national attention around the need to grant the city statehood.

March 3, 2023

As D.C.’s downtown struggles, Bowser looks skyward for answers

The prospect of amending the Height Act has taken on new urgency as city officials seek to build consensus around a vision for reinventing an emptier downtown.

February 4, 2023

Downtown D.C.’s struggles mount as many workers remain remote

D.C. leaders and business executives worry that declining tax assessments of large office buildings could significantly erode the revenue needed to fund public services.

January 27, 2023