Kara Voght joins The Washington Post as a political reporter in Style


Announcement from Features Editor Ben Williams, Deputy Features Editor Mitch Rubin and Assignment Editor Steve Kolowich:

We are excited to announce that Kara Voght will be joining The Washington Post as a political reporter in Style.

Kara, whose last name is pronounced “vote,” comes to The Post from Rolling Stone, where she worked for the past year covering all facets of national politics and plenty of characters, including New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, Wisconsin Democratic Party chair Ben Wikler and Gisele Fetterman, wife of now-Sen. John Fetterman. With a colleague, she broke the news that an evangelical leader was caught on a hot mic bragging about praying with Supreme Court justices.

Kara previously spent four years at Mother Jones as a national political reporter covering Democrats. There, she took readers behind the scenes on the figures redefining the party, including Sen. Edward Markey’s Gen Z stans and the acolytes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren working in the Biden administration. She also documented the gun control movement following the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Her work has been featured in the New Republic, the Atlantic and Politico Magazine.

Kara has a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Vassar College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. In addition to covering politics, she has written the occasional essay on music and culture, including a treatise about her beloved Taylor Swift. She lives in Washington with her husband and their miniature labradoodle, Arlo.

Kara’s first day is March 27. Please join us in welcoming her to The Post.


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