Karen Tumulty Bio, Age, Height, Family, Education, Net worth, Book, Son

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Karen Tumulty Biography

Karen Tumulty is a popular American political columnist for the Washington Post. Previously, before joining the post she wrote for Time from October 1994 to April 2010. Apart from that, she was a congressional correspondent, Moreover, the National political correspondent based in Washington D.C. for the magazine.

Karen Tumulty Age

Born in the year 1955 in San Antonio, Texas on the month of December 1st. Currently, she is at the age of 67 years old.

Karen Tumulty Height

However, she is a woman of average stature. As of now, she stands at a height of 5feet 5inches which is approximately 1.65m.

Karen Tumulty Weight

Currently, she is weighing around 55kgs to 75kgs. However, this might change depending on her dieting on a daily basis.

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Karen Tumulty Family

Basically, she was born in San Antonio, Texas to her parents. Unfortunately, her parents passed on of dementia and her father died in the year 2012. Later on, her mother followed in the year 2015. So, she has brothers one of whom is Patrick.

Karen Tumulty Education

However, she graduated from David Crockett High School in Austin, Texas in the year 1973 in May. Later on, she moved to the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BA in journalism with high honors in the year 1977. However, she is an alumna of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Apart from being a student, she wrote for The Daily Texan student newspaper. Additionally, she received an MBA from Havard Business School in the year 1981.

Karen Tumulty Career

Nevertheless, she began her career in 1977 at the now-defunct San Antonio Light.  So, she spent 14 years with the Los Angeles Times, covering the US Congress, economics, business, energy, and general-assignment beats. Basically, she joined Time in 1994. Moreover, covered Congress for two years, during which time she reported and wrote the magazine’s 1995 “Man of the Year” profile of Newt Gingrich.

Eventually, she became a White House Correspondent, writing major stories on President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Additionally, she became the National Political Correspondent in 2001. In the 2008 Presidential campaign, she accused the campaign of Senator John McCain of “playing the race card” for a television ad criticizing the connections between Senator Barack Obama and Franklin Raines, the former CEO of Fannie Mae. Furthermore, she wrote that the ad displayed “sinister images of two black men, followed by one of a vulnerable-looking elderly white woman.”

In 2010, she joined The Washington Post, where she received the 2013 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. So, she was named deputy editorial page editor. Her coverage of healthcare reform issues has been informed by her personal experience with her brother Patrick’s health problems. Besides her work in print journalism, she has appeared as a television/webcasting news analyst on the public affairs programs Washington Week on PBS, PBS NewsHour, and Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News.

Karen Tumulty’s Net worth

Mainly, she gets her wealth from her hard work in her journalism career. Currently, she has amassed a fortune over the years she has been active. Her net worth is reading at an estimated worth $ 5 MILLION.

Karen Tumulty Salary

Presently, she is serving as an Editorial Page editor and columnist for the Washington Post. Basically, her income salary is around $83,655 annually.


Currently, she is in a happy marriage to her loving husband namely Paul Richter. The couple together has two children both of whom are sons Nicholas and Jack.


She has a book she wrote recently in the year 2021 namely, The Triumph of Nancy Reagan.


Twitter: @ktumulty

How old is Karen Tumulty?

Born in the year 1955 in San Antonio, Texas on the month of December 1st. Currently, she is at the age of 67 years old.