Robert McCartney is The Post’s senior regional correspondent, covering politics and policy in the greater Washington, D.C. region He also does a Friday radio analysis on local issues on WAMU (88.5 FM), and has been a regular guest on local television stations WTTG Fox 5 and News Channel 8.
Previously, McCartney wrote a twice-weekly Metro column from 2009 to February 2015, and was The Post’s top Metro editor from 2005 to 2009. In the latter job, he supervised coverage of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, for which the staff received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting.
Since joining The Post in 1982, McCartney has held a wide variety of jobs including Foreign Editor, national security editor, foreign correspondent in Mexico and Germany, and Managing Editor of The International Herald Tribune in Paris. As a reporter, McCartney covered the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and civil wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua in the mid-1980s.