Jonathan T. Capehart (born July 2, 1967) is an American journalist and television personality. He writes for 's The Washington Post PostPartisan blog and is a contributor for MSNBC.
Capehart grew up in
Newark, New Jersey, and attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School.  He is a graduate of  Carleton College. 
Before his work with
The Washington Post and MSNBC, Capehart was a researcher for NBC's . The Today Show  Subsequently, he worked for the  (NYDN), serving as a member of its editorial board from 1993 to 2000. At the time of his hiring, Capehart was youngest-ever member of that newspaper's editorial board. New York Daily News 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.   In 2002, he returned to the  NYDN, serving as deputy editor of the editorial page until 2004. In December 2004, Capehart joined the global  public relations company Hill & Knowlton as a Senior Vice President and senior counselor of public affairs.
He joined the staff of
The Washington Post as a journalist and editorial board member in 2007. He currently serves in that capacity, in addition to being a contributing commentator for MSNBC. 
In 2018, Capehart began guest hosting the WNYC radio show
Midday on WNYC (formerly ).
The Leonard Lopate Show
Capehart was a key contributor to a
New York Daily News editorial team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for Best Editorial Writing. The award was for a series of editorials regarding Harlem's Apollo Theater. 
He was a 2011 Esteem Honoree, a distinction given to individuals in recognition of efforts in supporting the
African American and LGBT communities in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business, and art.
Capehart has analyzed how, in concurrence with the work of
Jonathan Metzl, white identity affects state-based policy making in the US, such as gun rights in Missouri and health care in Tennessee.
In May 2016, Capehart became engaged to his boyfriend of over five years, Nick Schmit, who was the assistant chief of protocol at the State Department.
On January 7, 2017, Capehart and Schmit were married by former U.S. attorney general  Eric Holder.
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Jonathan Capehart (January 28, 2020). "How white identity permeates policymaking outside of Washington". . The Washington Post Jonathan Metzl chillingly shows how white identity permeates present-day policymaking making outside of Washington.
Allen, Mike; Lippmann, Daniel (May 23, 2016). "PROGRESSIVES LOSING PATIENCE with Bernie -- ET TU, LINDSEY? Graham caves, backs Trump – TRUMP PASSES CLINTON in Real Clear average -- MICHELLE FIELDS' new gig -- JONATHAN CAPEHART engaged -- NEIL IRWIN married". Politico . Retrieved . 14 January 2017
Bernstein, Jacob (January 13, 2017). "Jonathan Capehart and Nick Schmit: One Transition Speeds Another". The New York Times . Retrieved . 27 January 2017