Writer for The Washington Post
Richard Cohen is an American journalist who writes a weekly political column for The Washington Post and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. Cohen joined The Washington Post in 1968 as a reporter and covered night police, city hall, education, state government and national politics. As the paper’s chief Maryland correspondent, he was one of two reporters who broke the story of the investigation of former Vice President Agnew. His columns have appeared on the op-ed page of The Washington Post since 1984. Cohen is the co-author, with Jules Witcover, of A Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Spiro T. Agnew (1974). He has received the Sigma Delta Chi and Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Awards for his investigative reporting.