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Jonathan Capehart Biography
Jonathan Capehart (Jonathan T. Capehart) is an American journalist and television personality who writes for The Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog and is a contributor for MSNBC.
Jonathan Capehart Age
Jonathan is 51 years old as of 2018. He was born on July 2, 1967.
Jonathan Capehart Husband
Jonathan is married to his longtime boyfriend, Nick Schmit. They had been dating for five years before getting engaged in May 2016. Jonathan and Nick got married on January 7, 2017, in an event that was presided over by former U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder.
Jonathan Capehart Washington Post
Jonathan joined the staff of The Washington Post as a journalist and editorial board member in 2007, a capacity he still serves in.
Jonathan Capehart MSNBC
Jonathan also works as a contributing commentator for MSNBC.
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Jonathan Capehart Career
Prior to his work with The Washington Post and MSNBC, Jonathan was a researcher for NBC’s The Today Show. He subsequently, worked for the New York Daily News (NYDN), serving as a member of its editorial board from 1993 to 2000.
At the time when he was hired, he was the youngest-ever member of that newspaper’s editorial board and in 2000, he left the NYDN to work at Bloomberg News and afterward, he advised and wrote speeches for Michael Bloomberg during Bloomberg’s 2001 run for the mayoralty of New York City.
Later in2002, Jonathan returned to the NYDN, serving as deputy editor of the editorial page until 2004 and in December 2004, he t joined the global public relations company Hill & Knowlton as a Senior Vice President and senior counselor of public affairs.
Later in 2007, he joined the staff of The Washington Post as a journalist and editorial board member, a position in which he currently serves in, in addition to being a contributing commentator for MSNBC.
Jonathan Capehart Podcast
In 2018, Jonathan began guest hosting the WNYC radio show Midday on WNYC (formerly The Leonard Lopate Show).
Jonathan Capehart Bernie Sanders
Jonathan, in 2016, published a false accusation against presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, alleging that the Sanders campaign had been misrepresenting a photograph showing Sanders speaking at a civil rights sit-in in the 1960s.
Jonathan wrote that the Bernie Sanders campaign should “stop physically placing him where he existed only in spirit,” arguing that the photo showed another activist, Bruce Rappaport.
Danny Lyon, the photographer/documentarian of the event, refuted this claim and revealed other photos of Sanders from the sit-in, which are not in dispute and show Sanders wearing identical clothing and eyeglasses.
Many people expressed frustration with Jonathan accusing him of staging a “smear” of Sanders but Jonathan never recanted his accusation, instead, writing a follow-up article titled, “Bernie Sanders and the Clash of Memory.” In this article, he juxtaposed Lyon’s testimony and photographic evidence with testimony from Rappaport’s friend Bruce Stark, who is pictured in the photo, and from Randy Ross, who wasn’t at the event but was married to Rappaport for 5 years.
Jonathan Capehart Salary
Jonathan has a net worth of $3 million.