Anne Elise Kornblut
is an American journalist. She is currently a staff writer for the Washington Post
Kornblut was raised in McLean, Virginia
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, the daughter of Jane Kornblut and the late Arthur T. Kornblut, a lawyer with a practice in Washington, D.C. Her sister Emily is a human rights educator. She was a National Merit Program semifinalist in 1989. She graduated from Holton-Arms School
Holton-Arms is an independent college-preparatory school for girls in grades 3–12, located in Bethesda, Maryland. The School's mission is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” Holton-Arms is an independent...
private school in Bethesda Maryland in 1990. She is a 1994 graduate of Columbia University
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Kornblut formerly worked at the New York Daily News
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, at which she served as an intern, and at the Boston Globe
, for which she also covered national politics. A veteran of the 2000 and 2004 presidential races, her political reportage has included stories on the reelection campaign of George W. Bush
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and the Jack Abramoff
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Kornblut joined the New York Times
in 2005. One of her assignments was to cover the political career and reelection campaign of Senator Hillary Clinton; she thereafter became one of the paper's national political correspondents.
In early 2007, Kornblut was hired by the Washington Post.
She is a frequent guest on MSNBC
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Kornblut has authored a book, Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and What It Will Take for a Woman to Win.
It was published by Random House
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in December 2009.
In 2002, she won the White House Correspondents' Association
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Aldo Beckman Award for her coverage of President George W. Bush’s first year in office.
Kornblut has been criticized by Salon.com
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columnist Glenn Greenwald
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for thoughtlessly repeating Republican Party
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sloganeering as fact in her reporting. He has also disparaged her for abusing anonymity when sourcing statements made by Obama administration officials. Media critic Bob Somerby has frequently faulted her for similar reasons at The Daily Howler
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Allegation by Hillary Clinton Campaign
On 11 August 2008, The Atlantic Monthly magazine revealed a letter by The Washington Post's
managing editor, dated 11 February 2008, addressed to the Hillary Clinton campaign manager, in which he had protested the assertion made by an addressee's spokesman that Kornblut was fired by The New York Times
because of her reporting. The editor rejected the allegation, and defended her reporting as "tough, accurate and fair".
Kornblut married Jon Cohen, Director of Polling for the Washington Post, at the Tra Vigne restaurant in St. Helena, California on July 24, 2010. Guests included her Maid of Honor Campbell Brown, Reader Jessica Yellin, Dan Senor, Laura and Bill Burton, Stephanie Cutter, Sarah Feinberg, Todd Harris, and Leibo and Russ Schriefer. They honeymooned in Southeast Asia before returning to cover the 2010 elections. Kornblut was previously married to English
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-born BBC News
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producer Mark Orchard.