The Capital City Fund For Investigative Journalism

Board of Directors

Current Board

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.


Cofounder Colbert I. “Colby” King, who resigned from the board in February 2021,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.

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