The Capital City Fund For Investigative Journalism

Board of Directors

Chairman and cofounder Colbert I. “Colby” King is a native Washingtonian and longtime columnist for the Washington Post. King was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2003. He joined the Post’s editorial board in 1990 and served as deputy editorial page editor from 2000 to 2007. King writes a weekly column on local and national matters and blogs regularly for washingtonpost.com. He has received The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism Award for Distinguished Achievement and Outstanding Contributions to Journalism, and has been honored by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, DC Appleseed, and the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. He’s also received the National Press Foundation Chairman’s Award.

Margaret “Peggy” Engel directs the Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation and was the managing editor of the Newseum. She was a reporter for the Washington PostDes Moines Register and Lorain Journal and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She serves on the advisory board of the Fund for Investigative Journalism and chairs the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards board.

Harry Jaffe has been writing columns and reporting on crime, politics, business and sports in the Washington region for 34 years. He began covering local matters with Regardie’s magazine in 1986. From 1990 to 2016 he was National Editor and feature writer for Washingtonian magazine. Jaffe co-authored Dream City: Race, Power and the Decline of Washington, DC, revised in 2014, with journalist Tom Sherwood. His work has also appeared locally in the Washington Post, DC Examiner and nbcwashington.com.

Kojo Nnamdi is host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, a live talk show produced by WAMU 88.5 that airs weekdays at noon. On Fridays at noon, Nnamdi hosts The Politics Hour on WAMU 88.5. In 2014 he was inducted into the Society of Professional Journalists D.C. chapter’s Hall of Fame, and in 2018 he was inducted into the D.C. Hall of Fame Society. The Kojo Nnamdi Show has won numerous awards, including multiple PRNDI and AP honors, as well as the National Association of Black Broadcasters Salute to Excellence Award.

Katharine Weymouth chairs the Greater Washington Community Foundation and also serves on a number of public and private company boards. She served as Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post, the newspaper division of The Washington Post Company, from 2008 through the end of 2014. Having joined The Post in 1996 as Assistant Counsel, Weymouth served in a number of senior roles in both the Legal and the Advertising Department including Vice President of Advertising from 2005-2008. Weymouth earned a B.A.magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1988 and a JD from Stanford Law School.
Weymouth also serves on the Board of Graham Holdings, Cable One, Republic Services, Xometry, The Sequoia Mutual Fund, Empower and the Philip L. Graham Fund.

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