American award-winning journalist, Jonathan Capehart is popular for his work on shows like The Today Show and magazines like New York Daily News, and Washington Post. Also, he writes for The Washington Post's PostPartisan blog and is a contributor for MSNBC. Currently, Capehart works as the political author for The Washington Post.

American journalist, Jonathan Capehart
Caption: American journalist, Jonathan Capehart

Jonathan Capehart Mother

On July 2th, 1967, Jonathan Capehart was born to mother Margaret Capehart. But his father passed on while he was still young. Then his mother remarries. Having American nationality, Jonathan is of Black ethnicity. 

He enrolled at Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School located in Newark, NJ. After completing his high school, education, he attended Carleton College located in Minnesota. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the college.

Who is Jonathan Capehart Spouse?

Capehart is an openly gay and a happily married man. He met his future wife in 2011 in the Human Rights Campaign. The duo was introduced by Jed Hastings to each other. But he was in a relationship with another man. After six months of their first meeting, the couple then started having a relationship. 

The gay couple relationship started and finally resulted in an engagement. In May 2016, he proposed to his boyfriend Nick with a beautiful ring. On January 7th, 2017, Jonathan tied the wedding knot with her spouse (wife) Nick Schmit. Before their marriage, they have in a relationship for more than 5 years. 

His husband Nick works at the State Department as the Assistant Chief of Protocol. The duo is yet to be parents or blessed with kids. Their marriage has given a real example that gay marriage runs smoother than a non-gay marriage. Jonathan with his spouse have a blissful married life and set an example for the whole world.

Wedding Picture of Jonathan Capehart and Nick Schmit

Caption: Wedding Picture of Jonathan Capehart and Nick Schmit (Source: The New York Times) 

What's Jonathan Capehart Net Worth?

The journalist Capehart has been earning a handsome sum of money from his professional career. His average salaries range from an average of  $65,774 to $119,519 a year. But he earns more than the average salary. As per reports, Jonathan Capehart has an estimated net worth of around $3.5 million USD

Capehart has collected this hefty worth from his professional career. For sure, he will maximize his net worth in the upcoming years. Jonathan with his spouse lives in a lavish home that costs millions. So he is living a luxurious life out of his money. 

Jonathan Capehart's Eyeglasses

The journalist Jonathan wears eyeglasses after having an eye problem. His eyes visibility has a problem and fixes the problem by wearing eyeglasses. He has been wearing fourth-grade glasses. 

What is the Height of Jonathan Capehart?

The journalist, Jonathan has a fit body. He has a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall. While his body weighs around 68kgs. Jonathan has black hair color with dark brown colored eyes.


He had worked as a researcher for NBC's The Today Show before his work with The Washington Post and MSNBC. Also, Jonathan has worked for the New York Daily News (NYDN), serving as a member of its editorial board from the year 1993 to 2000. He became the youngest-ever member of that newspaper's editorial board at the time of his hiring. 

Then he left the NYDN to work at Bloomberg News in the year 2000. Capehart devised and wrote speeches for Michael Bloomberg, during Bloomberg's 2001 run for the mayoralty of New York City. Then he returned to the NYDN, serving as deputy editor of the editorial page in 2002 and working until 2004. He joined the global public relations company Hill & Knowlton as a Senior Vice President and senior counselor of public affairs in the year 2004. 

In the year 2007, he joined the staff of The Washington Post as a journalist and member of the editorial board. Capehart continues in that capacity and is a contributing commentator for MSNBC. Also, he hosts the Cape Up podcast, in which he talks to newsmakers about race, religion, age, gender, and cultural identity in politics. 

He started guest hosting the WNYC radio show Midday on WNYC (formerly The Leonard Lopate Show) in the year 2018. Working as a Washington Post columnist in 2019, he wrote columns disparaging a high-school-aged teenager, Nicholas Sandmann. Sandmann was attending an anti-abortion event in Washington, DC.