Karen Tumulty is a Congressional correspondent for TIME Magazine. She joined TIME in October, 1994 from the Los Angeles Times where she also covered the Hill and such issues as health care, crime and the budget.
During her fourteen years with the Los Angeles Times in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, Tumulty covered economics, business, energy and general assignment beats. In 1988 she followed Jesse Jackson in his run for the Presidency.
Tumulty is a native of San Antonio, Texas where she began her career at the late San Antonio Light. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Tumulty is married to Paul Richter, a White House correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. They have a two year old son, Nicholas.