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Presidential Lecture Series

Jonathan Capehart

Recognition Year: 

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

March 30, 2017

7 p.m. Lecture
Wright State Nutter Center

5:30 p.m. Public Reception
Wright State Nutter Center

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jonathan Capehart is a member of The Washington Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog. He is an MSNBC contributor, regularly seen on Hardball and Morning Joe, and has served as a substitute anchor on UP, Hardball, Way Too Early, and other MSNBC programs.

Capehart has also been a member of the reporters’ roundtable on the ABC News program This Week with George Stephanopoulos. As a substitute host on The Brian Lehrer Show and The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC New York Public Radio, Capehart has interviewed a wide variety of newsmakers and artists, from Attorney General Eric Holder and former Secretary of State James Baker to jazz great Nancy Wilson and actor Christoph Walz.

In September 2014, the Advocate magazine ranked Capehart ninth among its 50 most influential LGBT people in media. In December 2014, Mediaite named him one of the Top 9 Rising Stars of Cable News.

Capehart was deputy editorial page editor of the New York Daily News from 2002 to 2004 and served on that paper's editorial board from 1993 to 2000. In 1999, his 16-month editorial campaign to save the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem earned him and the board the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. Capehart left the Daily News in July 2000 to become the national affairs columnist at Bloomberg News. He took a leave from that position in February 2001 to serve as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his first successful campaign for New York City mayor.