Senior regional correspondent covering government and politics
Education: Amherst College, B.A. in American Studies.
Robert McCartney is The Washington Post’s senior regional correspondent, covering government and politics in Greater Washington. He does a Friday morning radio analysis on local issues on WAMU (88.5 FM). He has also appeared as a guest commentator on msnbc and Fox News, and local outlets Fox 5 TV, WRC TV, and WTOP and WMAL radio. McCartney wrote a twice-weekly Metro column from 2009 to February 2015, and he 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 Brea