Karen Tumulty

National Political Correspondent for the Washington Post

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Karen Tumulty is the national political correspondent for The Washington Post.¬† She came to the Post from Time Magazine where she was national political correspondent. At TIME she wrote profiles of presidential contenders Romney and Obama as well as numerous stories about the 2008 campaign.¬† She contributed regularly to TIME.com’s political blog, “Swampland,” and has also held positions with TIME as congressional correspondent and White House correspondent.

Before joining TIME in 1994 she spent 14 years at the Los Angeles Times. During her time there, she reported on Congress, business, energy and economics out of Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.

In 1982, Tumulty was awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business and financial journalism and i 1993 the National Press Foundation Edwin Hood Award for diplomatic correspondence.

 Tumulty is a native of San Antonio, Texas and holds a BA in Journalism from University of Texas-Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School.